A HOLDUPPER was wounded and is now recuperating in a hospital after getting shot by a member of the Manila Police District (MPD) when he drew a gun while red-handedly caught victimizing a student in Sta. Ana, Manila the other day. The suspect’s gun turned out to be just a replica.
The suspect, identified as Alfredo Aparis, alias ‘Pidot,’ 45, of 6861 Estrada St., San Andres Bukid, reportedly held up a 16-year-old student and took the latter’s cellphone.
P/Lt. Col. Albert Barot, Station Commander of the MPD Sta. Ana Police Station 6 said the incident took place at around 2:40 p.m. at the corner of Havana and Leiva Streets in Sta. Ana.
The victim was said to be walking in the area when the suspect, aboard a motorcycle, blocked her path and at gunpoint took her cellphone.
Accompanied by her mother, the victim lodged a complaint with the police who conducted a follow-up operation and in the process spotted the suspect at the corner of Sagrada Famillia and Granate Streets in San Andres Bukid.
As the police approached, the suspect took out his gun, prompting one of the cops to fire, hitting him in the body.
Though wounded and fallen, the suspect managed to board his motorcycle again and as he sped away, he left behind his gun and a ladies’ bag. When the police took the gun, they found out that it was just a replica.
The suspect reached Barangay Bangkal in Makati and there, a rescue team rushed him to the hospital.
When the Police Community Precinct 4 (PCP-4) of the Makati City Police seized his motorcycle they found a bag left behind which, when checked, contained a hand grenade and the victim’s cellphone.