A highly decorated police captain shot himself in the head during a heated argument with his ex-girlfriend.
Surveillance video footage shows Edilberto Ortíz Correa, 32, grabbing his former partner’s hand during a verbal exchange at shop where the woman works in Medellin, Colombia.
Various people could be seen walking by the counter at the store that specializes in selling law enforcement gear on Monday afternoon.
Ortíz Correa, who was dressed in his service uniform, then removed his weapon from the holster and pointed it at his head.
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For some reason the gun didn’t go off the first time he pulled the trigger in front of the shocked woman, whose name has not been identified by Colombian news outlets.
But the second time Ortíz Correa pulls the trigger he immediately crashes back against the gate of a nearby kiosk.
Ortíz Correa was the commander of a Special Security Task Force unit.
The 14-year law enforcement veteran was taken to Soma Clinic, which is located just two blocks away from where the incident took place.
According to Colombian news outlet Diario del Cauca, doctors registered him at 5.20pm. He was placed in the Intensive Care Unit and was declared dead at 2.30am Tuesday.
Diario del Cauca reported that the former couple were scheduled go on a overseas trip.
Investigators are still trying to determine what drove Ortíz Correa to kill himself.
DailyMail reached out to his family for comment.