Gun-toting man tries to shoot teen in Pasig gets arrested
Members of the Pasig City Police arrested a man who tried to shoot a 15-year-old boy with a broken pistol in Barangay Bambang on Saturday before dawn.
The suspect, identified as Benjie Eugenio, greeted his victim “Gabi na, nasa labas ka pa” [it’s late at night, are you still going out?] at around 1:20 a.m. along JB Miguel Street before pointing a gun to his forehead.
“Victim (was) shocked when (the) suspect (was) pointing a gun to his forehead. (The suspect) fired twice but the gun malfunctioned,” the police report said.
Following the incident, the victim sought assistance from elements of the Pasig City Police Community Precinct 3, who then apprehended the suspect.
Charges for violation of RA 7610 or the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act” were being prepared against the suspect in line with his inquest proceeding. /jpv
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