The ambulance quickly arrived at the scene where an attempt was made to resuscitate the minor, however, it was unsuccessful and he sadly died. Residents from the area said that the child was found inside an address in an apartment on Río Linares de Lardero street, the detainees home.

News of the arrest soon spread on social media and tensions quickly rose, especially when the Guardia Civil and the Local Police prepared to extract the detainee from a garage under the apartment block where about 200 locals had gathered to vent their anger.

For several minutes, while transport to the local police was being prepared, the crowd hurled abuse at the officers, one person even kicked at the police car, accusing Police of protecting the detainee, and shouting “lynch him”.