Brian Nicolás “Chaplin” Nieva (25) had a warrant for theft. Recently his neighbors from the La Porteña neighborhood, in Moreno, they caught him and almost lynched him, in revenge for the assaults he committed in the area. Now he was arrested for killing a bricklayer in another criminal raid.
The victim was identified as Robert Nicolás Ferreira Aquino (25), a Paraguayan national, who left his home at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday to take the bus to go to work to a construction site in Guernica. He didn’t even get to the bus stop: they murdered him to rob him on the corner of Boedo and San Ramón, in that western part of the Buenos Aires suburbs.
There he met “Chaplin” who was riding a black bicycle and cast on one of his legs for the shot he received when they wanted to lynch him. The thief locked up Robert, drew a gun, and threatened him into giving him his things.
It is not known if Robert recognized him, but judicial sources told Telam that the victim began to struggle with the assailant, that fired two bullets. One of the shots hit the bricklayer in the chest, and he fell to the ground. The thief escaped on the bicycle without being able to steal anything.
The man was murdered by a neighborhood “thug” who had a warrant for his arrest.
Neighbors who heard the shots came out to see what had happened and assisted Robert. Immediately one of them recognized him and told one of his brothers. As the ambulance was not coming, the young man decided to take him on his own to the Mariano y Luciano de la Vega Hospital, in Moreno, where he underwent surgery and finally died at noon on Thursday.
Agents from the 1 ° Moreno Police Station went to the scene for a 911 call and found two .45 caliber pods served.
The policemen collected testimonies from neighbors. One of them told officers that he saw the suspect escape on a bicycle and was struck by the slow speed at which he was escaping.
Meanwhile, another witness recognized the perpetrator as a “thug” from the neighborhood, whom the neighbors had recently tried to lynch and even they had shot him in the leg for the repeated robberies he committed.
The victim was a Paraguayan national and lived in the La Porteña de Moreno neighborhood.
With these data, added to the fact that another man recognized the bicycle on which he was traveling, the investigators arrived in Nieva, on whom an arrest warrant for a robbery with a knife committed in the same jurisdiction weighed.
As a result, the prosecutor in charge of the case, Federico So Señora, ordered two raids. In one of them, in Guido Spano between Saavedra and Irigoyen, the Police arrested Nieva. They also searched the suspect’s home for the weapon but could not find it.
The detainee refused to testify this Friday before the prosecutor So Señora, who charged him with the crime of “homicide criminis causa” and attempted robbery.