American nabbed for indiscriminate firing

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 31 2012 05:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 01 2013 01:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities will file charges against an American who allegedly fired his gun during an altercation with a neighbor in Laoag City.

Scott Patrick Owen, 38, will be charged with illegal possession of firearms and indiscriminate firing.

Police said Owen got into a fight with his neighbor and indiscriminately fired his gun.

The American voluntarily surrendered his firearm which was registered under the name of his live-in partner.

Owen allegedly served in the US Army and was deployed to Afghanistan before coming to the Philippines.

He said his life became a mess after his Filipina live-in partner left him with their one year old child.

For her part, the Pinay said she’s had enough of his abusive partner who often gets into trouble. -- Report from Randy Menor, ABS-CBN News