The mayor of Santiago de Surco, Carlos Brucelamented the death of the serene Luis Manrique Pizarro, who last Friday, April 14, faced a criminal. Given this, he reported that this news was not expected, but he promised to coordinate with the National Police of Peru (PNP) to locate the subject who fired near the head against a Serenazgo stick.
“We are all saddened by the departure of a good man. But we are also outraged. We will not allow this to go unpunished and we will fight with a double effort against crime in Surco,” he said. . N channel.
In this sense, he asked the state to allow night watchmen to use non-lethal weapons to fight crime, because they risk their lives every day. “I hope the state does not allow more serenes to die, because they have to fight with their hands with these criminals,” he added.
He also reported that in January when his administration began he had 900 night watchmen and today it has almost doubled. In the meantime, he explained that, for weeks, troops have accompanied each Serenazgo mobile, in total they have 100 policemen.
Two days have passed, but it has still not been possible to identify or locate the subject who shot the brave night watchman without remorse. In this way, the mayor wondered about the defense tools available to the general staff in these cases.
“We don’t want our security guards catching criminals with their hands, while they have a gun. Luis Manrique doesn’t need to be dead. We will do our best to catch those responsible,” Mayor Bruce said.
The subject who was riding a black linear motorbike would have flown earlier, so he was followed by the serene patrollers. The tragedy left all residents shocked and outraged by the recent death of Luis Manrique.
“I want to say that the family of Luis Manrique is the family of all the members who make up the municipality of Surco, and they will not be powerless in any way. We will bear all the expenses in order to offer him a dignified burial, “said the town hall.
The municipalities of Barranco, Miraflores and Chorrillos They also offered their condolences to the family. They also called for joint work against delinquency and crime which has gained ground in the country.
For their part, the Congress of the Republic and the Office of the Ombudsman issued their respective statements and mourned the loss of the courageous night watchman who left a family in mourning.
“The Municipality of Barranco deeply regrets the death of: Mr. Luis Justino Manrique Pizarro at the hands of crime, fulfilling his duty as night watchman of the sister neighborhood of Santiago de Surco,” reads the letter.
“We regret the death of the serene Luis Manrique, seriously injured in #Surco. We demand the maximum penal sanction for the perpetrators of this heinous crime. We highlight the valuable role that the serenazgo organism plays in the fight against crime at the national level,” wrote the Defensoría.
On the other hand, Mayor Bruce ordered all flags in the neighborhood to be flown at half-mast in tribute to Luis Manrique Pizarro, who risked his life to face his killer. In the meantime, we know that a ceremony will be held tomorrow in honor of his work.
It should be noted that there is a bill that has been approved by Parliament for night watchmen to use non-lethal weapons. However, it has yet to be enacted by the executive.