A 21-year-old girl, who was found shot in the head a week ago in an empty space in Florencio Varela, died in a hospital in that suburban district and her partner is in custody for the crime, a member of the Buenos Aires police Joe force and judiciary sources said on Wednesday that he condemned the shooting of himself with his service pistol.
The victim, identified as 21-year-old Natalia Evelyn Ponce, died at the Mi Pueblo Hospital in the said district, south of Greater Buenos Aires, where she had been hospitalized since last September 21.
According to sources, a day earlier on September 20, the woman had left the house with her boyfriend 22-year-old police officer Agustin Machuka, who was working as an officer of the Departmental Investigation Directorate (DDI) of Lomas. De Zamora.
When she did not return home, her mother reported her daughter’s disappearance to the 6th Almirante Brown police station, after which Ponce’s relatives went to 300 Claypole on Maipo Street, looking for the lover at her home.
In return, Machuka’s father, a retired police officer, appeared at the station and announced that his black Ford Tanus was used by his son the night before the car and that inside it he found a diver with blood stains and documents from the women. Found a wallet with
Given the situation, Machuka told officers that she had gone out with Ponce and once inside the car, she took her 9 mm Bursa Thunder service pistol and accidentally fired a bullet, which hit her in the head.
According to Cash’s testimony, the incident occurred while he was in the center of Lomas de Zamora, and then he went to Gobernador Costa in Florencio Varela, where they left him in an open field, believing him to be dead.
Then, according to that version of the always young police officer, Machuka returned home and put his gun under a pillow in his room.
Meanwhile, Ponce was found still alive in the open field and was transferred, though unknown, to the El Cruce de Florencio Varela Hospital, where it was later confirmed based on his mother’s complaint and Machuca’s statement. Was.
For her part, the young woman’s boyfriend was arrested for the crime and her car, a cell phone and regulatory weapon were confiscated.
According to doctors, Ponce died from a gunshot wound on the front side of the head, with an entrance and exit hole.
The case, rebranded as “serious homicide”, was handled by employees of the Lomas de Zamora Judicial Department’s Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 2, which ordered the victim’s body to be transferred to the Estevez Hospital morgue. autopsy