“His license does not authorize him to carry his gun and just fire anytime he wants,” Cardenas said.
CATARMAN Northern Samar- A court sheriff is in hot waters after he indiscriminately fired his gun on New Year’s Day and threatening a neighbor.
Wilbor Fua, 33, sheriff IV at the Regional Trial Court Branch 19, based this town, but residing in Barangay Buenavista, Rosario town, was charged of discharging a calibre 45 at around 4 pm on January 1.
He reportedly threatened to shoot his neighbor, Dick Borac, a fisherman.
Police Senior Inspector Jemaimah May Cardenas, chief of police in Rosario, at around 4pm on January 1 their office received a telephone call from the barangay chairman of Buenavista who reported that a man was indiscriminately firing his gun at their place.
When the responding policemen arrived at the village, it was only then that they learned that the person being complained was Fua, who was drunk at that time.
The suspect reportedly got angry at Borac after the latter reprimanded a group of children who were gambling outside their house.
“Based on our initial investigations when he (Fua) saw Borac shouting at the children he went inside their house, got a short firearm then went to Borac’s house and aimed his gun at the latter,” Cardenas said.
Borac also complained that Fua threatened to kill him and his wife.
The sheriff, however, was nowhere to be found when the authorities sought for him in his home.
He showed up at the Rosario police station the following day (January 2) where he stated that it was his neighbour Borac who has been creating trouble in their village.
He also showed to police his license for a 45 caliber firearm.
“We are preparing to file cases against him for violation of Republic Act 10591 on illegal discharge of firearms and another case for grave threats based on Borac’s complaint. His license does not authorize him to carry his gun and just fire it anytime he wants,” Cardenas said.
She added that Fua could also be charged administratively for his alleged violations. (RACHEL V.ARNAIZ)