Suspect in Zamboanga City pub house shooting yields

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A member of the Philippine Navy surrendered to police on Tuesday, July 18, after being identified as the suspect in an indiscriminate firing incident inside a pub house here.

Police Major lbin Cabayacruz, Police Station 11 commander, identified the suspect as Sgt. Johny Mark Otoc Mantac, 37, assigned to the Philippine Navy (Marines) Combat Support Brigade (NSRE) in Bagong Calarian, this city.

Mantac, along with another Navy personnel, SN2 Ariel T. Altoveros, 30,  a resident of Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay assigned to the PN Installation Facility, voluntarily surrendered at around 5:30 p.m. at Police Station 11.

The suspect also surrendered his issued .45 caliber pistol, two magazines, and 19 bullets to Cabayacruz.

Mantac was detained at the Zamboanga City Police Office detention facility while Altoveros was placed under investigation.

Three men entered the White Rabbit Pubhouse on Gov. Camins Ave. at dawn on Monday, July 17, and fired their guns indiscriminately.

One person was killed while another was injured.

The suspect, later identified as Mantac, got into an altercation with pubhouse security personnel over entrance fees.