PILAR, Abra November 02 – The quick response of the police officers of Pilar Municipal Police Station (MPS) has resulted in the arrest of the suspect in a shooting incident that transpired in Sitio Rama, Barangay San Juan East here.
The arrested suspect was identified as Lodevigo Sarmiento Marmol, 36 while the victim was identified as Francis Kenneth Della Tejada, 54, both residents of barangay San Juan East, Pilar, Abra.
The Pilar Municipal Station disclosed that the victim was on his way to his rice field when he passed by the suspect standing near a mini furnace, and without any apparent reason, the suspect pulled his firearm and shot the victim. Fortunately, the victim took cover behind his parked tricycle leaving him unharmed.
The responding personnel of Pilar MPS immediately conducted a hot pursuit operation which led to the quick arrest of suspect Marmol, 30 minutes after the incident.
Confiscated from the suspect were 1 UZI firearm; 1 UZI magazine assembly with seven live ammunition; 15 live ammunition for caliber 9mm, and two live ammunition for 2 caliber 45.
The suspect and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought under the custody of Pilar MPS for documentation while appropriate charges will be filed against him.