On Wednesday afternoon, the police arrested an employee of an ice cream parlor accused of the crime of Mauricio Alejandro Grasso, a tourist who was shot to the head last weekend when he left a bowling alley in Mar del Plata.
Investigators believe that this 33-year-old man is the perpetrator of Grasso's homicide. They reached that conclusion after analyzing the security cameras in the moments prior to the incident, which captured the now detained man when he got on one of the two motorcycles that participated in the incident.
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Sources in the case also indicated that the accused is also registered with the National Agency for Controlled Materials (Anmac) as a legitimate user of a 9-millimeter Bersa pistol and a 22LR carbine.
They arrested a suspect for the crime of the tourist in Mar del Plata. (Photo: Facebook Mauricio Grasso).
The Departmental Investigation Delegation (DDI) of Mar del Plata carried out the arrest this afternoon, at the request of the prosecutor in the case, Florencia Salas. The suspect has already been transferred to Penal Unit 44 of Batán and will be investigated tomorrow.
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The incident occurred around 4 on Monday, after Grasso and three friends, two men and a woman, left the “Momentos” nightclub, located meters from the iconic Plaza Colón, where they had gone to dance.
The four people were traveling in a Toyota Hilux truck at the intersection of 20 de Septiembre and Moreno streets – about two kilometers from the bowling alley – when they crossed paths with four people aboard two motorcycles.
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According to what the investigators reconstructed based on the witnesses' accounts, the motorcycles were making “cuts,” so when they passed by them, the person who was sitting on the passenger side of the truck told them through the window: “Well there, king.”
The tourist was murdered when he was leaving dancing with three friends. (Photo: Google Maps).
After that, and for reasons that are being investigated, one of the occupants of one of the motorcycles took out a firearm from his clothes and shot in the direction of the Toyota Hilux.
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The victim was shot in the head. Although she was assisted by personnel from the Local Prevention Police Unit, later the doctors from the Emergency Medical Care System (SAME) confirmed that she had already died.