Personnel of Charlie Company, 53rd IB based in Pagadian City, apprehended Romy Villadar Catipay, 37, resident of Purok Mauswagon, Barangay Banale, Pagadian City.
Initial investigation disclosed that at around 5:30 PM on March 26, 2017, Jhonny Villadar Catipay, 43, the brother of the suspect, was allegedly stoned by his younger brother at his residence who subsequently left the area. At around 5:45 PM of same date, the suspect came back with his cousin Anthony Villadar, 38, and allegedly pulled-out his short firearm and pointed it towards the victim. The victim was able to disarm the suspect, at that moment, AFP personnel based in Pagadian City stationed near the area responded, and arrested Romy, while his cousin Anthony escaped. Recovered from the suspect was a loaded Norinco caliber .45 pistol, 1911A1 bearing serial number 635129 with. The arrested subject person is presently detained at Pagadian City Police Station for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9