TWO counts of illegal discharge of firearms in violation to Republic Act 10591, attempted homicide and frustrated homicide were filed against a non-commissioned officer of the Philippine Army after firing his gun and a mauled civilian in Barangay Centro Toma in Bani, 9:52 in the evening of January 2.
P/ Chief Inspector Amor Somine, Bani chief of police, identified the suspect as Sergeant Ferdinand Niño, 37 years old, detailed with the 59 IB, 2ID, Philippine Army based in Camp Capinpin, Tanay, Rizal.
The suspect was arrested in the dragnet operation conducted by the Bani Police Station when they received a cellphone call from a concerned citizen that the suspect fired his gun.
Niño was nabbed while riding a tourist service vehicle and armed with a Glock 9mm pistol with 10 bullets.
His victim, Julius Elmer Oduca later arrived at the police station to identify him as the person who mauled his and fired his gun three times by Oduca’s ear.
Oduca said they were drinking together when an altercation ensued.
During the ocular inspection to where the incident happened, police recovered three empty shells of caliber 9mm.
Niño was detained at the Bani Police Station and the van he attempted to use as a get away vehicle. (Nora Dominguez)