A member of the Police of the province of Buenos Aires was arrested this Tuesday afternoon as accused of the homicide of a young man who was shot to death last weekend in the Buenos Aires party of Berazategui.
This is the officer Sergio Mamonte, of the Local Prevention Police Unit of Lomas de Zamora, who in the next few hours He will be investigated for the crime of “simple homicide aggravated by the use of a firearm” to the detriment of Nahuel López.
The prosecutor in the case, Cristian Granados, ordered the urgent apprehension of the cash after receiving a series of statements from eyewitnesses to the event: They target the suspect as the person responsible for shooting Nahuel and his group of friends.
As detailed in the investigation, the agents feared that the policeman would leave his home, located meters from the crime scene, in Berazategui; but that finally did not happen because there he was apprehended by personnel from the Departmental Investigations Subdelegation.
Meanwhile, the police sources indicated that Internal Affairs has not yet adopted any action on Mamonte pending the fact that the investigative statement is carried out before the prosecutor Granados.
In turn, the judicial examiner was waiting for the next few hours the preliminary results of the autopsy on Nahuel’s body, which will take place at the Lomas de Zamora Judicial Morgue, with experts from the provincial Attorney General’s Office.
This last Monday, the victim’s family marched to the prosecutor’s office to demand justice and denied the initial version of the Police that affirmed that the victim had participated in an assault and threatened Mamonte with a knife.
“Those are all lies”, said to Telam Mónica López, the mother of the murdered young man, who led that mobilization in which she denounced that it was a case of “easy trigger”.
Until now, the initial version of the Police could not be verified that Nahuel had participated in an assault and tried to attack the officer with a knife
The incident occurred last Friday afternoon, in streets 131 and 5, of Berazategui, where there was a confrontation between two groups of young people, in the middle of which Nahuel received a bullet in the stomach that caused his death a day later.
Doctors determined that the victim had a firearm wound with an entry and exit holeTherefore, a ballistic lead cannot be recovered from the body.
A source from the investigation detailed to the news agency that so far It was not possible to verify the initial version of the Police that Nahuel had participated in an assault and tried to attack Mamonte with a knife, who was on duty and in civilian clothes, and fired several shots.
According to the researchers in the confrontation there were also other armed people, At the same time, at the crime scene, a served pod, two shotgun shells and a projectile were seized that hit the front of a house, but no knife was found.
“The policeman shot to kill. It was my son’s turn but that bullet was for anyone, ”Mónica insisted, who also criticized that at first they did not want to take the complaint from him at the 1st police station. of Berazategui. On the other hand, police sources reported that the cash had fired when it intervened to thwart an attempted robbery of the son of a neighborhood baker and in which Nahuel apparently had participated together with two other young men.
According to this initial version, the policeman identified himself as such and first fired three shots at the ground in order to deter the attack and as a consequence, one of the suspects apparently threatened him with a knife-type weapon. Later, the cash repelled the attack and fired a shot that left him badly injured.
The shot was loaded onto a motorcycle and taken to the Municipal Health Center Doctor Javier Sábatto, from Berazategui, where he was referred to the Evita Pueblo Hospital of the same party, where he died on Saturday after undergoing surgery.
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