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San Miguel: a gendarme shot and killed his ex-partner’s boyfriend and brother-in-law


In full New Year’s celebration, a gendarme shot dead the current couple and the brother-in-law of his ex-girlfriend, after attacking them at the door of a house in the Buenos Aires party of San Miguel.

The incident took place around 11 a.m. this Friday in a house located on 2089 Monseñor Blois street, almost on the corner of Güemes, in the jurisdiction of the aforementioned northwestern district of the suburbs.

Police sources informed the agency Telam that it all started when the accused, identified as the first ensign Jorge Luis Rios, 34, who works in the Campo de Mayo Investigation Unit, went to the house of his ex-wife, who is a corporal in the same force and from whom he had been separated for a year.

The 31-year-old woman, who works in the Security and Custody Group of the Centinela Building in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Retiro, returned from celebrating the New Year with her current partner, also a 34-year-old Gendarmerie corporal, called Martin Ariel Salto, and his brother-in-law, Alexis Salto, of 27.

In addition, the eight-year-old son that Ríos and his ex-wife have in common returned with them, after which the attacker drew his service weapon and attacked the two men, who were shot in the head and died almost instantly. After the fact, a call to 911 alerted about the double crime.

Members of the 1st San Miguel police station arrived at the scene immediately and apprehended Ríos, who was kidnapped a Pietro Beretta caliber 9 milímetros pistol, which would be the one he used to commit the murders

The investigators established that there were no previous complaints of gender violence against the accused, but there were threats from him since he did not accept the new relationship that the woman had.

The fact is investigated by the prosecutor Gloria Reguán, in charge of the Malvinas Argentinas decentralized Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 22, San Martín Judicial Department, which planned to investigate Ríos in the next few hours for the crime of “Double homicide aggravated by the use of a firearm”.

A similar event occurred years ago and involved a member of this same security force: it is about Rafael Gonzalez, the gendarme who in 2018 murdered one of his neighbors with his service weapon, a young man of 18 with whom he had had a heated argument.

“This guy owed money to Kevin’s girlfriend, who lives there because she had taken care of their children, and the discussion started with her first.”, he assured the agency at that time Telam Romina, sister of the victim, who was not present at the time of the crime.

According to his account, the uniformed man went directly with the 9-millimeter pistol in his hand and his brother wanted to take a photo of him with the phone, and then denounce him for threats, but he could not do so because he ended up dead from three shots.

“The murderer says he shot him because he thought he pointed a gun at him, wants it to remain as a case of self-defense, but in reality he went directly to kill, ”said the woman, who is a member of the local Avellaneda Police.

After the attack, González tried to flee the scene, but two men who were with him took the weapon away from him, while the sister of the murdered young man alerted his peers to the force and the murderer was immediately arrested.

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