Barangay tanods disarm man with gun at fiesta

CAWAYAN, MASBATE—Police are still on the hunt for the suspect who drew out his gun at the annual fiesta celebration of Barangay Itom-Bato the other day in this town.

Cawayan, Masbate
The suspect was identified as Mario Ylaran y Negro, of legal age, single, jobless, and a resident of said place.

The Masbate Provincial Police Office reported that the suspect was under the influence of liquor during the dance party.

While he was attending the event, he suddenly drew out his KG-9 caliber .9mm pistol, causing fear and panic among the others who were present.

Barangay Tanods Jesus Revilla and Dindo Caparoso, who were onstage, hurried to capture the suspect to prevent any untoward incident. They were able to take possession of the firearm. However, the suspect was able to flee.

When the Cawayan Municipal Police Station examined the subject pistol, it was discovered that was loaded with 10 pieces of live ammunition.

A case for the violation of RA 10591, or the Comprehensive Law Against Firearms and Ammunition, is now being prepared for filing against the suspect before the Prosecutor’s Office.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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