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Lawyer arrested for firing gun in Butuan City

A 43-year-old lawyer was arrested by members of the Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) for indiscriminately firing his gun in Butuan City.

Police identified the suspect as Atty. Rolando Gualbert Salise, a resident of Barangay Bonbon, Butuan City.

Chief Insp. Ephraim Detuya, Butuan City Police Office-Station 4 commander, said some concerned citizens alerted the police about a person firing a gun at a farm in Barangay Tagabaga, around 12:30 p.m.

Apart from the .45 caliber pistol seized from the suspect, several spent shells were found in the scene, police said.

A news report said Salise, who has been embroiled in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife allegedly fired his gun in the air to scare away farmers working on their farm.

Salise denied the allegation hurled against him.

The suspect was detained at the BCPO detention cell while awaiting the appropriate charges to be filed against him. By CLC

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