The detection of a car in a suspicious situation by the Police, in the middle of a routine operation, gave rise to a cinematographic pursuit late on Friday in La Plata. As a result, a suspect overturned his car, seized numerous firearms, and ended up in custody. Meanwhile, this afternoon judicial sources indicated that the subject involved in the act was also wanted for the death of Pía Abril Larrea, the 2-year-old girl who was shot during an attack on a house in the El Dique neighborhood, in Ensenada.
The dramatic sequence began at the corner of 19 and 34, when agents carrying out an anti-entrance control round came across a motorist who was driving in a suspicious situation aboard a Volkswagen Fox. For this reason they tried to stop him and proceed to identify him. However, the subject accelerated his march and launched into a full-speed flight down 19th Avenue. The police vehicle went after him.
The chase lasted for several minutes in which the driver carried out a series of dangerous maneuvers both for himself and for third parties. Finally, at the intersection of 19 and 85, in Altos de San Lorenzo, the subject overturned and drove the car into a ditch. There he could be reduced by the agents.
The person involved could be identified. It is about a 24-year-old man, who was traveling with a car located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Villa Lugano and with an arrest warrant. In this context, the numeraries detected that the subject was carrying numerous firearms.
They kidnapped a 9mm BERSA pistol, Thunder model, with suppressed numbering and loaded magazine with 15 ammunition; a 9 mm BROWNING pistol, with suppressed numbering and charger placed with 9 ammunition; a 22 short STAR pistol, with corresponding numbering and magazine with 5 ammunition; a 45mm COLT pistol with its respective numbering and without ammunition; a 9mm HELWAN pistol, with legal numbering and a magazine with 8 ammunition; an APPLE cell phone, model IPHONE 14 PRO, without a SIM card inserted; a SAMSUNG phone, model A04, SIM card inserted and with a valid number.
It was reported that the car was also seized. The person involved was detained at the Fourth Police Station waiting to be investigated by Justice in a case for “carrying a weapon of war, cover-up, resisting authority and active capture.”
Suspect of Pía’s death
The detainee was identified as Alejo David Ruiz Todisco (24), who was wanted for the murder of Pía Abril Larrea.
The sources indicated that with the presence of witnesses, the vehicle was searched, where several firearms with suppressed numbers were found, including five pistols of different calibers, bullets suitable for firing and two cell phones.
The young man was placed at the disposal of the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 15 of the La Plata Judicial Department, accused of the crimes of “carrying a weapon of war, concealment, resisting authority and active capture.”
Pía had been murdered around 11 p.m. on July 5, 2022, in a house located on 50th and 123rd streets, in the El Dique neighborhood, where she lived.
According to the spokespersons, the attack was committed by at least four people from the El Palihue neighborhood who were selling land and homes and who were trying to evict the girl’s family from their home because she owed them money from the purchase of that property.
In the midst of the shooting, Pía received a bullet wound in the eye and died instantly, after which the relatives managed to catch one of the attackers, while two other men and a woman fled on a motorcycle.
After the fact, the prosecutor’s office 3 intervened and ordered the apprehension of the man, identified as José Alberto Oligatti (58), who was accused of “aggravated homicide”.
In this way, there are already two detainees for the case and Ruiz Todisco will be investigated for the crime in the next few hours.