An engineer shot dead a young man with a criminal record, whom he accused of trying to steal his car in the Buenos Aires town of San Justo, Argentina, reported judicial and police sources. It is the ninth violent death in La Matanza -province of Buenos Aires- in the last 24 days and the third in the last 72 hours.
Judicial and police sources reported that the incident occurred on November 3, at the corner of Paraguay and Constitución. The spokesmen explained to the ‘Télam’ news agency that a 54-year-old electronics engineer was aboard his gray Volkswagen Suran when, suddenly, he was surprised by a young assailant who was trying to steal it.
In those circumstances, the motorist shot him in the chest and then left the scene; the young man shot, meanwhile, died on the spot.
A neighbor alerted the Police to the presence of the young man’s body, so members of the 1st San Justo Police Station made the first inquiries to clarify what happened.
(Also read: Video: man disarms thief, shoots him and achieves his capture).
The clarification of the facts
After reviewing the security cameras in the area, the agents established that the dead man, identified as Ulises Leonel Camacho Luque, 19, would have tried to steal a car; For this reason, the agents searched the area in search of the vehicle involved and found it parked on Constitución Street at 3600, a few meters from the scene of the incident.
Upon reviewing the domain number of the car, it was established that it belonged to the electronics engineer and, after reviewing the cameras on that block, it was determined that, after killing the thief, the man had walked towards Juan Manuel de Rosas Avenue. , Where he worked.
(Keep reading: Citizen killed gang thief who tried to steal his truck in Usaquén).
Once the whereabouts of the engineer were known, the agents went to his place of work, identified the man and confirmed that it was the same one who had been recorded in the images shooting Camacho Luque.
The uniformed officers confiscated a Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact Pro .45 caliber pistol with its charger and nine intact ammunition, he was notified of the opening of the case for the homicide of the young man, but he was not apprehendedsince, in principle, it was considered that he acted in legitimate defense.
The Police found that Camacho Luque had a record for the crime of “car theft” and that he had been released from prison last month, added the sources of the case.
(Of interest: Video: they steal a cell phone from an alleged thief who was left hanging from the TransMilenio bus).
The prosecutor Gastón Duplaa, of the Functional Unit of Instruction (UFI) of Homicides of La Matanza, ordered that the dermotest test be carried out on the engineer – it consists of lifting the residues of the shots of a firearm by means of an adhesive tape. and the seizure of his vehicle, among other measures aimed at clarifying the fact.
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