11 May 2023
Villa Gobernador Gálvez, Santa Fe (Argentina)
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The victim was shot by a police officer after an argument with his colleague. Two officers were arrested.
One of the two police officers arrested on Sunday for the death of a still unidentified person on a railway station in Villa Gobernador Gálvez was charged as co-perpetrator of a qualified homicide for the abuse of police function, a crime that is punishable by life imprisonment.
Prosecutor Carla Cerliani stated that the version of this officer, who arrived at the scene after a request for help from his partner and fired the fatal shots, is "implausible" and does not conform to some findings at the scene. It is presumed that the victim, a trans woman who was killed by three bullets, was a sex worker. Her shoes – a pair of light blue slippers – were found about sixty meters from her body, next to the car of the other uniformed officer who is still hospitalized for beatings from a previous fight with the victim.
In the imputed hearing that was held this Tuesday morning at the Criminal Justice Center, the prosecutor presented the different versions and evidence of a confusing fact and with pending expert reports . The accused policeman, Darío Gabriel A., declared that he fired three or four times when he came to the aid of his partner, from whom the victim had stolen the weapon with which he fired, something that the prosecution has not proven. Judge María Trinidad Chiabrera ordered the preventive detention of the accused policeman until June 30.