The residents of Alta Gracia, in Córdoba, do not come out of their shock: a police officer killed his partner with four shots and then committed suicide. The femicide occurred in the San Martín neighborhood; and hours later the body of the aggressor was found in the cemetery, in front of his father’s grave.
According to police sources, the murder was committed in the house they shared, located on Godoy Núñez Street.
Around 1 a.m., the researchers reconstructed, there was a heated discussion. Then the 40-year-old officer shot his partner – who was 36 years old and also a policeman – four times: three shots hit the head of the victim, who died on the spot. Another, in hand.
According to Alta Gracia Noticias, the entire sequence took place in front of their teenage daughter who was trying to separate them from the violent situation. It was reported that the couple would have other children.
The Prosecutor of Instruction and in charge of the investigation, Alejandro Peralta Ottonello reported that residents of the area made the telephone complaint after hearing the shots.
“The event allegedly originated as a result of an argument with his partner, a male in his 40s, who moments later was found dead near the La Paloma Cemetery,” the Investigating Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
Based on the same statement, “the femicide would have committed suicide with the same firearm that he used to murder his partner.”
The cause is initially labeled “death of doubtful etiology.” However, it is speculated that it will change because it is in full investigative stage: it will have to be confirmed if there was femicide and subsequent suicide.
This version was anticipated as the main hypothesis by the official report: “Without ruling out any research hypothesis, it would appear that it would be a homicide followed by suicide.”
The prosecutor’s report detailed that “the scenes remained unalterable, requiring cooperation from the scientific offices of the judicial police. In addition, he reported that police personnel from the department also worked. “
One of the police officers’ colleagues reported, according to the website Mi Valle, that “nobody can believe what happened. Even though they had some problems … we never thought this could end like this. “
Both people were part of the Santa María department, in Córdoba. And as it emerged, there would be no history of acts of family violence. But no formal complaint.