By Felipe V. Celino
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 48-year-old man is facing a case for illegal possession of firearm and other charges after attempting to shoot a member of the Barangay Peacekeeping Auxiliary Police (BPAT) Saturday afternoon at Barangay Timpas, Panit-an, Capiz.
Residents described the incident as straight out of a movie after Leo Duron Jr., 45, a BPAT member and resident of said place, was approached by Jose Vasquez, 48, and a resident of Barangay Agloway, Panit-an.
PSSg. Manuel Kenneth Anisco, chief investigator of Panit-an Municipal Police Station, said Duron was having coffee in their house when Vasquez arrived on board his motorcycle and headed to the house of Leo Duron Sr.
Leo Jr. then answered that the person Vasquez was looking for was his father.
Vasquez then drew a .45-caliber pistol and pointed it at Duron’s head.
The suspect squeezed the trigger, but the gun went dud.
Duron then grabbed the firearm from Vasquez until it suddenly went off. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Several residents responded and mauled Vasquez until the police arrived.
The police recovered from the crime scene the .45 caliber pistol, an ammunition cartridge, and live ammunitions.
The incident stemmed from a Facebook post attributed to Duron Jr.’s son which attacked Vasquez. The case was later settled at the barangay.
It was later learned that Vasquez was drunk when the incident happened.
The suspect is presently confined at Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital because of the hematoma he suffered.