AN OFFICER of the Civil Guard who allegedly shot a civilian in the head from point blank range has tested positive for cannabis, it emerged on Monday April 25.
The incident took place at 7.30am near the Madrid town of Fuentidueña del Tajo, after the agent’s BMW had collided with the victim’s Opel Zafira at kilometre 67 of the A-3 motorway.
The precise details are yet to be clarified, but initial reports suggest the Opel lost control, crashed through the central reservation and collided with the driver’s side of the BMW.
The battered and bruised agent fired a first shot as the Moroccan driver attempted to flee, felling him a few metres from his car, before reputedly planting an additional four bullets into the man’s head as he caught up with him.
The 31-year-old was not on duty at the time, having been on sick leave due to a long-standing back problem, which forced him to work mainly in public safety during the last five years.
He is claiming self-defence, although no other weapons were recovered from the scene, while judicial proceedings have already been declared secret.