Trader arrested after firing shots at Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan

Published November 7, 2018, 10:22 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Jel Santos

A trader was apprehended by policemen after he fired his gun thrice during an argument with another trader at Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan City Wednesday night, November 7.

Senior Supt. Dindo Reyes, San Juan City police chief, identified the suspect as Alvin Baunto, about 40 years old.

Around 7 p.m., the suspect was asking Analyn Disumimba to pay her P260, 000 debt at her stall on the ground floor of the shopping center. They are both stall owners in Greenhills.

Disumimba denied to pay her debt. This irked Baunto, so he pulled out his gun and fired shots vertically upward. No one was reported injured, the police chief said.

Such triggered a commotion inside the shopping center.

Police Community Precinct (PCP 1) Greenhills policemen went there and immediately arrested Baunto.

Seized from him was a caliber .9mm pistol.

Disumimba lent the money from the suspect in 2016, Reyes said.

Baunto said Disumimba kept on promising to pay her debt, but she never did and only made promises.

The suspect is now jailed at San Juan police headquarters’ detention cell. The police chief said Baunto will face illegal firearm discharge, and alarm and scandal raps.