Wednesday, February 21

The man wanted for murdering his partner in Elche was arrested

The man wanted by the National Police and the Civil Guard since last Christmas day for allegedly murdering his partner, a 25-year-old Paraguayan woman in Elche (Alicante), has been arrested after barricading herself in a house of the city of Elche with hostages.

Police sources have informed EFE that this man had at least one shotgun and that he has fired several shots at the National Police agents that are part of the device that surrounds the house, located at number 5 of Ausías March avenue. , without in principle being injured.

The security forces have activated the action protocol for “critical incidents” with effective specialists in solving this type of situation.

This man was the object of an intense search since the mortal victim was found last Christmas day, December 25, at around 11 pm with a shot in the head at a home in the Los Palmerales neighborhood of Elche.

It left two orphans, a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. This year, 43 women have been murdered at the hands of their partners or ex-partners, 1,125 since data began to be collected in 2003.