A barangay councilor in Calape has been arrested after allegedly shooting his brother-in-law in what was believed to have been a money dispute.
Major Rober Lucernas, chief of the Calape Police Station, said Barangay Liboron Councilor Maximo Lungay, 55, shot victim Sergio Rebucas in the back following an argument at past 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
The shooting transpired outside Rebucas’ home in Barangay Sta. Cruz where the two argued while Lungay was inside his parked vehicle.
Lungay allegedly pulled out a .45 caliber pistol prompting Rebucas to run but was shot while attempting to flee.
Initial police investigation indicated that the Lungay and Rebucas were fighting over the pension money of the victim’s mother.
“Nagkaaway kuno ni sila kabahin anang SSS sa inahan anang biktima mao samtang naglalis nagka initan mao toy hinungdan kay ang asawa sa suspek igsuon sa biktima. Basin wala nagkasinabot sa bahin,” said Lungay.
According to Lucernas, Rebucas was able to personally report the incident to the police who, in turn, took him to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Lungay who initially fled the crime scene surrendered to the police hours after the shooting incident.
“Nag conduct mi og hot pursuit pero wa namo makita pero na kombinsi ni siya sa iyang asawa na pa surrenderon mao wa pay mga one hour mi adto siya sa police station,” Lungay said.
Lungay admitted having shot Rebucas but claimed that he acted in self-defense as the latter allegedly attacked him using a steel pipe.
The suspect has been placed under police custody pending the filing of charges against him. (A. Doydora)