It was confirmed that Jose "Don Cuco" Refugio Ruvalcaba Plascencia had been executed by an armed commando inside an Applebee restaurant in the city of Chihuahua.
Don Cuco was taken by surprised by the armed group who first fired at the business and then they laughed at him before executing him. The incident caused panic in the restaurant that resulted in many to witness the gunmen flee aboard luxury SUV's.
The authorities confirmed that the victim was that of the former director of the Municipal Police of Chihuahua and had also been the chief of the Municipal Police in Ciudad Juarez.
Jose Refugio, 53, a native of Nogales, Sonora, died after having dedicated 33 years to police service. Many remember Cuco Ruvalcaba as a character, always drawing attention and creating controversy in the form he dressed. He was also previously chief of the Municipal Public Security Bureau of Zacatecas and in addition worked with authorities in Puebla and Mexico State.