The first measure that the prosecutor José Martín Zocca, of the UFI N ° 1 of Campana took, was to notify that the Buenos Aires policeman who acted in the incident with the musician Santiago “Chano” Charpentier (39) is being investigated. During the week he again starred in a violent event in the middle of a psychotic break due to his drug addiction.
It does not indicate that the agent is charged, but it does indicate that he can present an expert witness to participate in the ballistic expertise, where details of what happened will be known, as confirmed by the interim Attorney General of the Zárate-Campana judicial department, José Luis Castaño, radio Miter.
“Chano” ended up shot in the abdomen after trying to attack a policeman with a knife. It all started last Friday, when police from the Los Robles police station in Exaltación de la Cruz went to the house in the private neighborhood Parque La Verdad, after a call from the musician’s family.
Upset, he needed medical attention but refused to receive it.
Chano Charpentier. Photo Guillermo Rodriguez Adami.
Since neither the doctors nor the family could contain him, they called 911 for help and there they were able to compensate him. Despite the violence of the event, everything ended well and “Chano” stayed at home recovering.
But this Sunday night, again, he needed help. His mother and stepfather tried to intervene before the new episode, but the former leader of Tan Biónica did not allow anyone to approach. According to reports, he refused to be transferred to a health center.
Judicial sources confirmed Clarion that there are no security cameras on the Charpentier property that would have captured the time of the incident.
When they tried to reduce it, “Chano” attacked the officer Facundo Nahuel Amendolara (27), graduated in 2015 and son of a policeman, with “a long serrated knife” which he later discarded next to the front yard of his house.
The knife used by Chano Charpentier.
Witnesses described his attitude as “violent and defiant“. For this reason, and at the mother’s request, police from the 2nd section of Parada Robles entered the property and interviewed the woman, who assured that minutes before she had been attacked by her son.
It was there that the policeman decided to shoot and wound him in the abdomen area. The family, through a statement, confirmed that the wound had affected “your kidneys, pancreas, and spleen“, so they had to operate on it.
Meanwhile, due to the intervention of an agent from the Buenos Aires province, the expertise remained in the hands of the Federal police.
The house in the private neighborhood where the incident occurred.
Prosecutor Juan Manuel Esperante, from the Tax Assistantship of Exaltación de la Cruz, of the Zárate Campana Judicial Department, was the first to take up the case and was able to take several testimonial statements.
The Buenos Aires Security Minister, Sergio Berni, considered that the agent “acted legally, did what he had to do” and “was forced to shoot,” although he insisted that this could have been resolved with the use of taser guns.
On his Facebook account, Amendolara, a native of San Miguel, made a post when he was received from the Buenos Aires police in 2015, with a photo with his father, who was also a member of the same force. “How must the old man be, right? Now I ask, which is the good cop?“joked a friend.