An assailant was killed by a PDI detective on Saturday night in Maipú.

The incident occurred while the officer from the Western Robbery Brigade was moving down Avenida Las Torres, heading south.

It was at that moment that he was intercepted by three unknown persons, who tried to seize his vehicle.

Immediately, the policeman drew his service weapon, to fire repeatedly.

The shots wounded one of the assailants, who died at the scene.

The rest of the gang fled.