A former Department of Finance (DOF) employee who was hooked on playing and had monetary issues has been recognized as the gunman behind the Resorts World assault that killed 38 folks.

In a press convention Sunday (June four), Philippine National Police National Capital Region police chief Director Oscar Albayalde disclosed the gunman’s id as Jessie Carlos, 43.

Albayalde stated Carlos was estranged from his spouse although they nonetheless lived in a single home at Sta. Cruz, Manila.

“He is heavily indebted due to being hooked on casino gambling, according to his immediate family. This became the cause of misunderstanding with his wife and parents,” Albayalde stated.

The NCRPO chief stated Carlos was discharged from service as a DOF officer stationed at a one-stop store for “SALN (Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth) issues” such as misdeclaration and non-disclosure of belongings.

Carlos additionally had an excellent debt of P4 million with a financial institution, and a number of other non-bank associated money owed. He additionally bought his automobile, a Ford Ranger, resulting from monetary issues.

With the gunman recognized, Albayalde stated he’s hopeful theories in regards to the assault being a supposed terrorist act will likely be put to relaxation.

“Again, as we always maintained, this is not an act of terrorism!” he stated.

Albayalde stated the identification of the gunman places the Resorts World Manila case to relaxation though investigation on its administration’s lapses will proceed.

Source: politics.com.ph