A man died on Wednesday afternoon at a car parts store after he was hit by a tool thrown by an angry customer in San Ramón, Santiago.
He had previously purchased a 4-way wrench, the same one he intended to return.
The administration did not fulfill his request, so he left the establishment.
Upset, he threw the implement from the street to the shop. He, apparently, immediately realised what he had done, as CCTV footage shows him nervously bringing his hands to his head and mouth.
Someone came out and tried to comfort him. Nevertheless, when he tried to escape, the same person caught him.
According to witnesses, it was a “minute of fury”, given that there is no “logical explanation” to explain his behaviour.
The uniformed armed police confirmed that the tool hit the 39-year-old victim in the head and that he died at hospital due to his injuries.
They also affirmed that he played no part in the argument between his attacker and the staff.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office appointed the Homicide Brigade of the Police of Investigations as the unit in charge of conducting the inquiry.
The 21-year-old offender, identified as Luis Zapata Jiménez, heard the charges he faces this Thursday.