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A 17-year-old boy resisted being mugged: he killed a thief and wounded another

A 17-year-old teenager stabbed to death an alleged criminal and wounded an accomplice, who entered to rob his home from the Buenos Aires province of Tigre, along with a third assailant who was later apprehended.

Due to the death of the thief, the minor was arrested, according to police sources this Saturday.

The incident occurred on Friday at a property located on Fray Castañeda Street between Olavarría and Uriburu, under the jurisdiction of the Ricardo Rojas local police station, in said northern district of Greater Buenos Aires.

Police spokesmen informed Télam that three thieves, all brothers, entered the house for theft. Under these circumstances, a 17-year-old adolescent resisted the assault and attacked two of the criminals with a knife.

According to sources, the minor stabbed in the abdominal area a man identified by the Police as Nicolás Ignacio Romero (31), who died at the scene as a result of the severity of the injury.

Meanwhile, his younger brother Kevin Romero Ferreira (27) also suffered several sharp puncture wounds and was later transferred to the General Pacheco hospital.

For his part, a third assailant and older brother of the previous ones, identified by the Police as José Luis Romero (33) was apprehended by the troops who arrived at the scene.

The prosecutor Santiago Jaimes Munilla, head of the Talar District Functional Instruction Unit (UFI), and his colleague Silvia Gremes from the Jurisdiction of Juvenile Responsibility of the San Isidro Judicial Department intervened in the case.

Prosecutors ordered the apprehension of the youngest of the three brothers, who remained in the Pacheco hospital, while confirming that the three suspects had criminal records.

They also ordered the presence of experts from the Scientific Police at the crime scene.

Police sources also reported that judicial officials requested an emergency search of the adolescent’s home, carried out by detectives from the Sub-Departmental Directorate of Investigations (Sub DDI) Tigre.

The police officers apprehended the minor for the death of the offender, waiting to verify that it was a homicide within the framework of legitimate defense.


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