The musician L-Gante was arrested on Tuesday at the country Banco Provincia, for the crime of "illegitimate deprivation of liberty with the use of a weapon", while one of the three raids issued by the judge of guarantees Gabriel Gastro was carried out. The arrest was confirmed to Clarín by the UFI 9 of Moreno-General Rodríguez, with Gastón Torres as the victim and Elián Ángel Valenzuela (23) as the only detainee.
"He is still detained at home until the raids are finished, but we have strong evidence to detain him," sources of the investigation told this media after 19 pm on Tuesday. "And as far as we have information, he would not have the proper permit to carry a weapon."
What happened to the cumbia singer? It all started in the early hours of Saturday, May 27, at the exit of a bowling alley in General Rodríguez, whereL-Gante, who was not there but in Palermo, "drove in a state visibly affected by the effects of drugs or alcohol. He was very taken out and shouted threatening with a gun, "said to this mediathose who are behind the case.
That night there was a fight between friends of L-Gante, belonging to the Cumbia 420 and another group from the area. "They were in a bowling alley, there were insults, pushes, it started as a typical drunken fight and it seemed that everything was going to stay there, but no: the brawl was taken to the Bicentenario neighborhood, in General Rodríguez, where Torres and another woman of about 50 years live. The interdict was raising temperature until a shot was heard and a neighbor made a call to 911. "
The police arrived in several patrol cars, the waters calmed down and, as usually happens, the identification of those involved began, but there were no arrests. "There one of the guys from Cumbia 420, desperate for what could happen, sent a message to L-Ghent to tell him what happened and ask for help. They gave him the names of the man (Torres) and the woman (it did not transpire) that for them were the ones who started the fight in the bowling alley."
The journalistic guard at the door of the country of the Banco Provincia, where L-Ghent was detained before being transferred. Photo: Martín Bonetto
There went L-Ghent, which came from a bowling alley in Palermo. First he went straight to Torres' house. "He arrived in his white BMW, totally out of control, out of his mind." And before several witnesses, he repeated to Torres at the point of a gun that he took out through the car window: "I got in the car now and my friends better not fall into grey hair, because I kill your wife and your children," the source told Clarín.
"This person (Torres) of about forty years, who works in the Municipality of General Rodríguez, was at the door of his house when he saw L-Ghent coming, who -until there- was not involved in the brawl, and he planned to greet him. He never imagined that he would find himself in a borderline situation like the one he experienced. Of course he got into the car terrified."
In the BMW that the musician was driving, there was another person in the passenger seat "also screwed over." L-Ghent was the one who drove and "at the screams he turned around pointing at the man and going at full speed. Miraculously, he didn't hit a motorcyclist when he turned a corner, crossing a red light. From there they went to look for the woman – involved in the initial fight – and also, threatening her with a gun, and in front of her daughter, they made her get into the car."
As they informed Clarín, "it was possible to follow the route made by the BMW of L-Ghent, we have the clear images and the whole course lasted exactly 22 minutes. He is seen driving with a cell phone and a gun. And he communicated with someone to whom he said: 'Prepare me the fifth that I take you two packages to liquidate them', to the desperation of two people."
Those who were being held tried to get out of the car, but the automatic locks were in place. "L-Ghent, which was still out of control, kept repeating to them: 'Go and tell the police that my friends have nothing to do with it... If you don't let go of my friends, you don't count it.' What L-Ghent did not understand, which was evidently not in his right mind, is that his friends were not imprisoned or delayed, they were only identified."
When a friend finally contacted L-Ghent, he took those deprived of their liberty to a gas station. The same musician called them a remise and gave them money to pay for the trip, which was a nightmare for these two people."
Sources of the investigation reconfirmed that "all the material is evidenced and we have 12 testimonies that coincide. It's clear. It is also the fourth criminal event he has held in the district."