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Drunk man shoots ‘ghosts’, is arrested

Claiming that he was seeing ghosts, a drunk man indiscriminately fired his gun, almost hitting two women Saturday night in Pasay City. He was later arrested by responding policemen.

PO2 Christopher Nero, case investigator, said suspect Jamison Rodel, 36, an executive assistant of a courier company, and resident of Camia St., South Signal Village, Taguig, is now languishing in jail.

Based on police report, Rodel was roaming around Legaspi Street corner Tramo Street around 9:30 p.m. when he suddenly fired six shots at one Perlita Sevilla who was standing in front of her Toyota Vios on Legaspi Street, Pasay.

Sevilla was able to run for safety and escape unharmed. Her Toyota Vios was hit thrice, according to Nero.

“Sabi nung suspek, hinahabol daw siya ng mga kaluluwa kaya binaril niya at saktong tumapat lang sa biktima. Kaso napansin namin na lango ito sa alak,” Nero said.

Rodel later poked his gun at a scavenger, Ginalyn Abad, who was just searching for junk at that time.

“Tinutukan naman niya yung isang babae, sabi niya ‘Ikaw, tao ka ba o kaluluwa?, tapos nagpaputok ulit,” Nero said.

Elements of National Capital Region Police Office’s Regional Public Safety Battalion (NCRPO-RPSB), who were conducting inspection at the area as part of security measures for upcoming All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day, apprehended Rodel.

Rodel was brought to Malibay Police Community Precinct (PCP-7) and later turned over to Pasay City headquarters.

Confiscated from Rodel was a .45- caliber pistol while six pieces of empty shells were found at the scene.

Nero said Rodel will be charged with attempted homicide, grave threat, violation of Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, and malicious mischief. (MARTIN A. SADONGDONG)