Pedro Alfonso Casado, the lieutenant colonel of the Civil Guard who was wounded last Friday by a man entrenched in Santovenia de Pisuerga (Valladolid), has died, sources from the Armed Institute explain to EL MUNDO.
The agent was in charge of negotiating with a 46-year-old resident of Santovenia, P.A.S.H., known as el Chiqui, who barricaded himself with a hostage after killing a friend. The head of the Special Intervention Unit (UEI) was hit by a shot fired “blindly” from inside the house through the door.
This veteran agent, 50 years old and a native of León, was stationed in the special units of the Civil Guard, which are put in the front line of fire in the most complicated scenarios. He arrived at seven in the morning last Friday in Santovenia de Pisuerga along with the rest of the members of the UEI, which has its headquarters in Valdemoro (Madrid).
At 08:15 a.m., a shot fired from inside the house through the closed door hit the lieutenant colonel in the head, piercing his helmet, for which he was immediately transferred to the Valladolid Clinic where he underwent emergency surgery and in a very serious.
Since Friday, Casado has been torn between life and death, but in the last few hours his physical condition has deteriorated, reaching an “irreversible” situation.
The Civil Guard brought P.A.S.H. to court on Saturday morning, as the alleged perpetrator of crimes of murder, attack, illegal detention and illegal possession of weapons. However, he required medical attention, so the judicial authority ordered him to be transferred to the hospital and he did not give a statement until hours later.
The Investigating Court number 4 of Valladolid, on duty, ordered provisional detention, communicated and without bail for P.A.S.H., according to the Superior Court of Justice of the community. The case is open for the following crimes: homicide and/or murder, illegal detention, attack and illegal possession of weapons.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has transferred a “heartfelt hug” to the family and colleagues of the lieutenant colonel.
“My heartfelt hug to the family and colleagues of Pedro Alfonso, Perico, the lieutenant colonel of the Civil Guard Special Intervention Unit who has died after days in serious condition,” he wrote in a message on the social network Twitter.
The leader of the Executive has valued the work of the State Security Forces and Bodies: “There are no words that can thank the service, dedication and courage of our FCSE”.
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