Carabinero shot twice against a street vendor in Haitian nationality in the commune of San Ramón. According to the police, the man would have carried a knife with which he made threats to passersby.
A confusing incident took place Tuesday evening in the San Ramón commune, where Carabineros fired twice at a Haitian street vendor.
According to the version of Police officers, two officials carried out a check on the merchant after passers-by and motorists reported that a man was carrying and threatening with a bladed weapon at the corner of Santa Rosa and Vicuña Mackenna in San Ramón.
“They came to the aid of the victims to control this person, who aggressively pounced and tried to attack the police officers. The carabinieri used their service weapon to defend his life,” said Capt. John Brown, officer of the southern patrol.
“The reason for the inspection is to help the people who were traveling in the place, the policeman was alerted by passers-by and drivers that this person was with a knife”, he added.
But neighbors and witnesses accused that the police acted excessively and that the merchant never acted recklessly.
& # 8220; he was lying on the floor, because he supposedly was walking in the street intimidating him because he has psychological problems, then the police arrived and they asked him for the knife. I never saw him & # 8216; he throw the cuts “& # 8221 ;, a neighbor pointed out to Radio Bío Bío.
Ante las acusaciones de vecinos, desde Carabineros indicaron que they will be the subject of investigation, but they reiterated that the officials acted in legitimate defense.
“They came to the aid of the people who were in the place, and as I said effectively there may be different versions, but everything will be the subject of an investigation to clarify the facts”, Brown added.
Regarding the merchant, he was shot in the thoracic area and in a lower extremity, but is found stable and out of vital risk at the Padre Hurtado Hospital.