Nuevo Leon businessman Don Alejo Garza Tamez was killed at his ranch in Güemez, Tamaulipas, when he resisted an attack by gunmen who tried to strip him of his property.
Garza Tamez, 77 years old and originally from Allende, Nuevo León, and partner in the lumber El Salto, died at 05:00 on Sunday inside his country home after being attacked with guns of high caliber and fragmentation grenades.
Unofficial sources said that the businessman was an avid hunter, so he was in possession of a collection of weapons which he used to defend his property located 23 kilometers east of Ciudad Victoria on Linares road in the jurisdiction of Güemez.
Don Alejo had received threats from an organized crime group to force him to vacate his ranch, but instead, Don Alejo decided to stay and face the gunmen.
Although the Tamaulipas authorities did not provide any factual information, other spokesmen claimed that before Don Alejo fell dead by the hail of bullets and grenades, he managed to kill four of the sicarios who participated in the attack of his ranch.
The remains of Tamez Garza were returned to his family by Ciudad Victoria authorities, where they were eventually transferred to Monterrey.
Location of Don Alejos' "San Jose" ranch, located several miles from the capital of Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria.