A 50-year-old officer of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) is now in facing charges of grave threat and violation of the election gun ban after a traffic altercation with a 20-year-old driver of a funeral coach in Pasig City Wednesday night, police disclosed.
Reports reaching the Pasig City Police Station identified the arrested suspect as Jon Octaviano, married, a Customs Officer 2 from the BOC, and a resident of Antipolo City.
Police said Octaviano is now facing charges of grave threat and illegal possession of firearm in relation to the Omnibus election code (Commission on Elections gun ban) after he got involved in a traffic altercation with victim/complainant Sarsagat Elvimson, along Marcos Hi-way in Barangay Dela Paz, Pasig City at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
It was learned that Elvimsom, single, a stay-in at St. Peter Cogeo, Antipolo branch, was driving a funeral coach along Marcos Hi-way when he got into a collision with the vehicle of Octaviano at the U-turn slot of the said highway.
The suspect, who was reportedly drunk at that time, got off his vehicle, took out his .45 Caliber pistol and shouted the words "Gusto mo barilin kita?" (You want me to shoot you?), at the victim.
Police added that the suspect then tucked his gun back to his waist. and even tried to choke the victim.
The timely arrival of police officers from the Police Community Precinct (PCP-25) in Barangay Dela Paz led by Police Officer 3 Alexander Valentin, later led to the arrest of the suspect who is presently detained at the Pasig City Police headquarters.
Police Officer 3 (PO3) Rustom Valdez is handling the case.