Bgy chairman cheats death during relief aid

A BARANGAY chairman in Manila cheated death when a constituent of his fired at him while he was distributing relief items.  The gun jammed.

Aiman Musa, 37, of No. 107 Malangas St., San Miguel, was nabbed on the complaint of Hashim Amatonding, chairman of barangay 648, Zone 67 in San Miguel, Manila. 

A probe by the Manila Police Ditrict- General Assignment and Investigation Section said the incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. in front of the barangay hall.

Amatonding was in the middle of distributing relief packs when the suspect arrived, drew a gun, pointed it to Amatonding and then pulled the trigger.

When the gun jammed, the suspect again fired. The gun went off but he missed, giving Amatonding the chance to rush inside the barangay hall and sought assistance from the Palanca Police Community Precinct.

The MPD-Special Weapons and Tactics Unit responded to the scene and arrested the suspect, from whom they recovered a cal.45 pistol with magazine loaded with six live bullets.  Police said he failed to show any documents for his gun.

Police said based on initial investigation, Musa was upset that his name was allegedly removed by the said chairman from the list of SAP beneficiaries, so that he was not able to receive the P8,000 he expecte to get.

The suspect is now detained at the MPD jail and will be charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.