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Police nab shooting suspect

July 9, 2023 Bernard Galang 130 views

A SUSPECT in a shooting incident was arrested in a checkpoint in Sitio Bangca-Bangca, Bgy. Mag- Asawang-Sapa, Sta. Maria, Bulacan last Saturday.

Police identified the suspect as Richard Sarmiento, 40, of Sitio Abo, Bgy. Pulong Sampalok, Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan.

The cops flagged down the suspect in a routine inspection in “Oplan Sita” after he was noticed driving a plateless motorcycle without a helmet.

Police were asking for the suspect’s license and his motorcycle’s registration when a cop saw the handle of a short firearm inside a sling bag.

Sarmiento was asked to show the documents for the gun but instead he showed a different firearm registration card, which led to his arrest.

Seized from the suspect were one .380 gun, three magazines, 43 live bullets, two bullets for .45 caliber gun, a brass knuckles, gun registration IDs under the names of Espino Jaypee Cartero, Vicente Cruz Torres Jr., some IDs under his name, two cellphones and the motorcycle.

The suspect will be charged with violation of RA 10591 or illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions.