Nicolas Firmin’s father, Jose Firmin, has demanded that the PNB officials be sentenced to 30 years for killing his son on May 11. The youth was shot in the neck while working as a taxi driver to finance his studies.
Caracas. Nicolas Fermin was determined to become an aviator pilot. At one point he confessed to his father that he wanted to become a DJ, but then changed his mind. At the age of 21, he began his studies at an institute specializing in aeronautics and was required to complete only the practical part, which consisted of at least 30 hours of flight time.
Although his father, José Fermín, helped pay for the first part of the course, Nicolas needed approximately $5,000 to pay for the flight hours and certification. For this reason, he spent about six months transitioning as a taxi driver through Rideari, a company that provides mobility services through mobile applications.
The last day Nicolás served, already at the age of 23, was the morning of Thursday, May 11, in the Las Flores sector of Puente Hierro. There he was approached and killed by presumed agents of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) with a firearm. The young man has a bullet in his neck.
Of imputed GNP
A day after the assassination, Tarek William Saab, a prosecutor appointed by the now-extinct National Assembly, announced that two PNB officers had been identified as Damian Ortiz and Frecar Camacho. However, one of the people allegedly involved is on the run.
The 62nd National Prosecutor’s Office will charge the crimes of justified homicide for futile purposes, improper use of biological weapons, and omission to relieve.
#AHORA, #detenidos luego de ser solicitados por el @MinpublicoVEN los funcionarios PNB Damián Ortiz y Freiker Camacho -faltando uno más por identificar y que se encuentra en fuga- quienes asesinaron al estudiante de aviación Nicolás Fermín: cuando se encontraba realizando un… pic.twitter.com/qV4MBdR65t
— Tarek William Saab (@TarekWiliamSaab) May 13, 2023
This Wednesday, May 17, at the very corner where Nicholas was murdered, his family gathered to pay tribute and demand that the crime not be spared.
“The important thing is that the authorities get the facts straight. What I want is maximum punishment for these monsters. They think that using a weapon is a very easy thing, it is like killing a dog. I imagine the mistake they made will weigh on them for the rest of their lives,” said Nicholas’ father, who said he expected 30 years in prison for those involved as an appropriate measure.
Elio Estrada Paredes, director of the PNB, specified via Instagram that the agents belonged to the Kidnapping Division and acted individually.
“These very personal actions taken by these former officers, who, while in civilian clothes and on duty free, do not express the will or feelings of all officers who are members of the Bolivarian National Police Corps, whose mission is to protect Have to do and will do, protect and serve our people.
In honor of nicholas
On the morning of Wednesday, May 17, people close to Nicolás distributed leaflets containing the young man’s picture and placed labels on the rear window of the riders’ vehicles that passed through Las Flores de Puente Hierro, where the crime took place.
Jose felt guilty for not spending more time with his son. He was out of Venezuela for four years and during that period he was only able to visit the country once.
without getting help
Regarding the facts, a witness told Crónica Uno that at 5:20 a.m. he heard an explosion and looked outside when he heard screams. The responsible had already fled from the spot.
“I saw that the bleeding from the wound on his neck was not stopping, we tried to call the fire brigade and other emergency services but no one answered.”
Another witness, who lived near the scene, said he heard the sound of the car being driven by Nichols crashing. They speculate that the youth may have inadvertently stepped on the accelerator after being shot.
According to unofficial versions, the victim moved two men – who identified themselves as doctors – and who shouted “Don’t kill us, please. We are doctors”, following the explosion.
Nicolas had one accepted semester in engineering at the Andres Bello Catholic University and was filing paperwork to get on a plane and immigrate to the United States.
He also enjoys exercising and playing football in his spare time. His relatives remember him as a loving, humble, disciplined and intelligent person and he had four siblings.