A young man from 22 years was arrested in the last hours in the Buenos Aires town of Virrey del Pino as suspected of being the criminal who escaped after assassinate, along with an accomplice, the police officer of the City Marino Nicolás Romero in Gregorio de Laferrere.
Is about Luis Francisco Alegre, alias’Patu ‘, who was captured by members of the Operational Technical Group (GTO) and the DDI La Matanza a few meters from his house, in Manzana 52 of the Nicole neighborhood of Virrey del Pino. The researchers got there after the survey of the security cameras that recorded Romero’s crime.
According to police sources, Upon noticing the presence of the agents, Alegre tried to flee without success. The detainee was transferred to the González Catán South Second District Police Station. At this time, in the home where you live, a police slogan is kept. The arrival of the prosecutor in the case, Marcos Borghi, from the Homicide UFI of La Matanza, is awaited to search the house.
On the other hand, during the investigation also the thief who was killed was identified by policeman Romero: it is Alán Nicolás Vergara, 20, who also lived in the Nicole neighborhood of Virrey del Pino.
The homicide occurred at 4:35 am today. Romero, from 27 years, I was waiting at that time at the bus stop at the intersection of Oliveri and Da Vinci streets to go to work as part of the Department of Neighborhood Protection of Villa 31 of the Buenos Aires force.
At that moment, two armed criminals surprised him and tried to assault him, to which the officer reacted with shots. As a result of the shooting, Vergara fell dead at the scene. A camera in a nearby butcher shop captured the moment where the criminal who was shot fell and his accomplice (Alegre) was seen wielding a weapon. Later, Alegre tries to drag Vergara away, but gives up and leaves him there. The victim’s cell phone would later be found at the crime scene.
Romero received two bullet wounds, in the neck and abdomen, for which he had to be rushed to the Simply Evita hospital. He finally died a few hours after personnel from the González Catán 2nd Police Station of the Buenos Aires Police arrived on the scene and found him with his Bersa pistol, with the criminal already dead with a shot in the buttock a few meters away.
Romero, who was in a relationship and He was the father of a 4-year-old boyHe was a native of Corrientes and before joining the City Police, he had joined the Argentine Federal Police in 2015. On his social networks, the officer frequently shared photos in uniform with his colleagues and as a family with his wife and son. “If I have to fight so be it, after each fight comes victory”he wrote in his last post on Monday.
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