A traffic cop allegedly smashed into shopfronts and killed two women while drink driving.
Juan Arley Romero Barbosa is accused of driving his Kia Sportage into the bakery and supermarket.
María Natividad Flórez and María Adela Romero Mayorga died at the scene.
Community leader María Natividad was in the bakery with her husband.
María Adela, 74, was in the area with her granddaughter waiting for a lift at 2 am on Monday (29 Jan).
Four other people – José Augusto Romero, Alexander Romero, Karen Alejandra Quevedo, and Luis Enrique Gómez – were taken to hospital with injuries.
Locals restrained Romero at the scene in Villavicencio, Colombia, shouting “killer” at the expressionless man until the police turned up and arrested him.
As the officers made him take a breathalyser test, the baying mob reportedly yelled “He’s not blowing” and “Make him blow properly.”
Romero, who wasn’t seriously injured in the crash, is claiming he had a sudden health crisis.
He’s now being investigated by the authorities in Villavicencio.
He is accused of driving under the influence and causing an accident that resulted in two deaths.