A 32-year-old man has died a few days after being seriously injured when an off-duty Barcelona Urban Guard (GUB) agent threw him off his bicycle as he tried to flee after committing an alleged robbery, sources from the Barcelona City Council have reported.
As it has progressed All of Barcelona, the events occurred on Tuesday in Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), search for the City of Justice.
The man on a bicycle allegedly stole an object from a woman and fled the scene. At that moment, the off-duty cop was passing by and he threw him to the ground to prevent his escape.
As explained by a witness of the events to All of Barcelona, “the girl screamed and chased the boy on the bike. And suddenly the man next to him instinctively went to the boy and pushed him. I saw him clearly. It wasn’t a punch or anything. You could see that I wanted to knock him off the bike so that he fell sideways. But of course, the one on the bike was going fast because he was trying to escape, “he said.
After the fall, the man was hospitalized in serious condition until days later he has passed away.
The Mossos d’Esquadra have opened an investigation and they are waiting for the judge’s opinion, the Catalan police have reported.