Police Captain Shoots Self In Head In Front Of Ex-GF

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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This is the shocking moment a police captain shoots himself in the head in front of his ex-girlfriend.

The incident took place in the city of Medellin in the north-western Colombian department of Antioquia when the police captain and head of the Special Security Operation Group, identified as Edilberto Ortiz Correa, went to visit his ex-girlfriend in the shop where she worked.

In the shop’s CCTV footage, the uniformed officer is seen talking to a woman behind the counter.

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The 32-year-old cop then takes out a gun and shoots himself in the head without hesitation.

Ortiz Correa falls to the floor and his bloodied head is seen resting against the shop’s shutters.

Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend looks on in shock before taking out her phone.

The police captain was rushed to a nearby clinic where he was pronounced dead nine hours later.

Clinic director Juan Carlos Aguirre said: “He was sent to the intensive care unit where he finally died at around 2.30am.”

Metropolitan police spokesman Eliecer Camacho said that the officer’s death was “suicide, apparently over a personal reason”. 

Ortiz Correa’s body was taken to the forensics department for an autopsy as the investigation into his death continues.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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