17-year-old arrested in connection to murder of Karen Campos

17-year-old arrested in connection to murder of Karen CamposArgentina-Karen Campos whose death sparked a population upraising in the town of Junín. This horrific crime happened on March 10, 2013 at around 10pm in the town of Junin in Argentina.

17-year-old girl identified as Karen Daiana Campos was shot dead by an armed robber while working a kiosk named “Carlitos” in the Villa Belgrano area. The hooded robber demanded money and although the girl handed it all to him without offering any form of resistance, he shot her in the chest before fleeing on a motorcycle.

Official sources confirmed that the man was arrested in the same town while the authorities are still looking for another suspect. The news came a few moments after an angry mob created new incidents in front of a local police station. BA province police chief Hugo Matzkin arrived in Junín to try to reestablish order along with the Halcón special task force.

Best Gore member rubialan07 who hooked me up with the photos and videos of this incident said:

Yesterday at about 10 pm, my home town (Junin, Argentina) was devastated. Karen, a 17 year old friend of mine, was shot in the chest while working in a convenience store. The bullet entered her chest, a few inches away from her heart, she was still conscious when she fell to the floor. A guy with a black coat, and a hoodie entered the store and told her to give him the money – she did, but before leaving the store, he shot her.
What really pissed of the neighbors is that the police station is just half a block from where this happened – on the same street. While she was bleeding out on the floor, the police took 15 minutes to arrive, the ambulance took 20 minutes. She was sent to undertake immediate emergency surgery, but died an hour later.
When we found out about her death, (I was there with some friends) everyone started wrecking the police station, and incinerating police cars. The plaza was filled with over 200 people, and Molotov’s flew all around us. GAD special forces, tried to restore order, but they left half hour later because more people kept coming. It was really chaotic, it really pisses me off.
What I read today on the web is that they are willing to pay 50.000 Pesos to anyone that can provide information that may lead to the arrest of the shooter.
Close to one hundred people had gathered again in front of a police station to condemn a new murder in the city. As they marched on towards the station and burned tires, the police began shooting rubber bullets ate the crowd. A few officers were shooting from the first floor of the building while Infantry tried to scatter the crowd in order to bring back calm. The incidents were similar to the ones that took place early in the morning after the police confirmed the death of Campos.

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