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Man held for indiscriminate firing in Tanauan City

A MAN was arrested by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) personnel for illegal discharge of a weapon in Tanauan City, Batangas the other day.

Tanauan City Police Station commander Lt. Col. Victor M. Sobrepena identified the arrested suspect as Amando Perez.

Sobrepena said the suspect was handcuffed by the Tanauan City SWAT team at around 3:40 p.m.

The authorities immediately responded to a call of a concerned citizen regarding an alleged indiscriminate firing that occurred in Bgy. Tinurik.

However, the suspect refused to submit himself peacefully and resisted arrest.

Recovered from the suspect was a cal .45 Colt MK IV, with an inserted magazine but without any ammunition and a black Yamaha Mio motorcycle bearing MV file No. 0401-00001223225.

Sobrepena said the suspect may be charged for violation of RA 10591 as well as resistance and disobedience upon agent of a person in authority.

Meanwhile, police reported that two persons died in a road mishap also in Tanauan City last Sunday.

Sobrepena identified the two fatalities as Julius Aro and back rider Jesus Benedicto, Jr.

Initial investigation showed that about 1:45 p.m. on January 10, an Isuzu dropside Truck bearing plate no ZKM996 driven by Jonathan Pupa was heading towards Bgy. Pantay Matanda, in Tanauan City, while the Rusi motorcycle (DQ 3248) being driven by Aro and back rider Benedicto, Jr. was traversing towards the opposite direction.

Accordingly, the truck later changed lanes to overtake another vehicle and accidentally collided with the oncoming motorcycle.

The two were hurled due to the impact and landed on the concrete pavement.

The bloodied Mc driver and back rider declared dead on arrival in the hopsital.