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The other officer who confronted Chano said that the accused police officer "had no other option" but to shoot


Vanesa Flores affirmed that the agent who shot the singer acted that way because there was "imminent danger of life."

07/28/2021 16:06

  • Clarí

  • Police

Updated 07/28/2021 4:06 PM

Officer Mariano Giaccio stated that the policeman who shot Santiago “Chano” Moreno Charpentier did so because there was a “degree of danger of immediate life”.

Now, agent Vanesa Flores, also a witness to the attack, assured that there was "

imminent danger to life

", and that the singer "extracted a knife" with the intention of stabbing his partner.


He had no other option

to fire a shot with his weapon, in order to neutralize it," was part of what Officer Flores said in her testimonial statement before the Justice.

The two Buenos Aires police officers


with their testimony the actions of the subayudant Facundo Nahuel Amendolara (27), who was

charged "in fact"

in the case entitled "investigation of illegal".

The three policemen from the 2nd Police Station of the town of Parada Robles, from the Exaltación de la Cruz party, had come on Sunday night at the call of Chano's family: the musician was out of


at his home in the private neighborhood of La Truth.

Chano is still admitted to the Otamendi Sanatorium.

Photo: Guillermo Rodríguez Adami

It was they who confronted him, and Amendolara who



in the abdomen


According to the testimonial statement of the Flores police, to which the


news agency had access

, on the night of the tragedy Chano

cornered officer

Amendolara "not giving him a way out or escape."

According to Flores' account, "in the face of a real, lethal and imminent danger", Amendolara drew his regulation weapon and, "in view of the proximity and danger in which he was,

" fired "a shot with his weapon for dissuasive purposes



Amendolara, the policeman who shot Chano.

The bullet hit Chano's abdomen, who is still hospitalized at the Otamendi Sanatorium after they had to remove

a kidney, spleen and part of the pancreas


The musician has already been taken off his respirator and the doctors were evaluating reducing his sedation to see how he reacts.

The declaration

Officer Flores said that when she arrived at the musician's house with her companions, the singer's mother warned them that her son "had


reprimanded her

, using a knife and a stick to intimidate her physical identity."

This situation was also witnessed by the psychiatrist Gonzalo Caligiuri, who had requested referral for the condition that Chano suffered, explained the officer and said that, when they tried to dialogue with him, the musician told them: “

Let everyone get out of here, I will kill everyone!

Don't come into my house!


The knife that the Federal Police has.

In another section of her testimonies, the officer narrated how the former leader of Tan Biónica "extracted a knife from the pocket of his jacket, using his right hand in a descending manner, with a

stabbing attitude towards the people

who were there", specifically addressing against the subayudante Amendolara.

Based on the sayings of Flores, it was at that time that, "before the imminent event, extremely violent, observing the danger to his life and being hit by

the edges of the knife

he had in his right hand", and added to the

"Aggressive attitude"

of "Chano", the policeman "had no other option to fire a shot with his weapon, in order to neutralize him."

After being shot, the witness assured that "Chano" continued "in an attitude of massive violence in an



, so it was

almost impossible to immobilize him

so that he could be assisted."

Marina Charpentier, Chano's mother.

Flores' testimony was consistent with that given Tuesday by Giaccio, the other police officer who was at the scene.

Now, Justice awaits the declaration of Marina, the mother of "Chano".

The woman spoke on Wednesday at the door of the Otamendi Sanatorium and made a dramatic request: "

Do something with the Mental Health Law, addiction is a disease


Meanwhile, within the framework of the case, evidence continues to be gathered in order to reach a conclusion about the

legality or illegality of Amendolara's actions

, the prosecutor José Martín Zocca, of the UFI N 1 of Campana.

The musician's house in the La Verdad neighborhood.

"Amendolara was notified about the ballistic expertise" in the case that changed the title page to "

investigation of illegal

", as confirmed by the acting Attorney General of the Zárate-Campana judicial department, José Luis Castaño, to radio



This implies that, when being investigated,

the police officer can put an expert witness

to participate in this ballistic analysis.

It will then be determined whether Amendolara is formally charged in the case.

For that reason, he is the only one who remains to tell what happened on Sunday night, when the musician suffered a crisis and threatened his relatives, doctors, nurses and police:

"I am going to kill you all, I am going to cut off your jugular ”



Look also

They accuse the policeman who shot Chano Charpentier "in fact" to put an expert in ballistics expertise

Chano's mother's desperate request: "Do something about the Mental Health Law, addiction is a disease"

Source: clarin

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