Venezuela's mystery cop on the run, inspector Perez
Around sunset on Tuesday, a stolen helicopter fired shots at the Interior Ministry in Caracas and dropped grenades on the Supreme Court. The helicopter was found later abandoned by a beach but there is no sign of its pilot, believed to be police forensics officer Óscar Pérez.
29 Jun 2017 – 07:31 PM EDT
Oscar Perez, 36, a police pilot named as the mastermind of the raid by the helicopter that carried a banner saying "Freedom!"
Police official Oscar Perez poses for photographs during an event of the Body of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation (CICPC) in Caracas, Venezuela March 1, 2015. Crédito: Instagram
Police pilot Oscar Perez, 36, was named as the mastermind of the raid by the helicopter that carried a banner saying "Freedom." Crédito: Instagram
Oscar Perez worked for the police forensics unit (CICPC) in Caracas and was a part time actor.
Oscar Perez, the police pilot reading a statement posted on social media denouncing the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Crédito: David Adams
The scene over Caracas on Tuesday before sunset. As the blue police helicopter flew overhead gunshots could be heard. The government says four grenades were thrown from the helicopter but did not explode.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) speaks during a gathering in support of him and his proposal for the National Constituent Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela June 27, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Oscar Perez in a social media photo in scuba gear with an assault rifle.