Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Police Chief Gunned Down in Jalisco

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 |

The deputy police chief of Magdalena, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, was killed by gunmen, prosecutors said.

Victor Manuel Hernandez Sotelo was murdered Monday by two subjects on a motorcycle who rode up to his SUV and opened fire with 9 mm weapons in Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco.

The police chief’s SUV crashed into a public bus after the shooting and the gunmen escaped, the Jalisco Attorney General’s Office said.

Hernandez Sotelo was shot twice in the head and died instantly, investigators said.

The police chief had driven to Guadalajara for a doctor’s appointment.

Investigators are trying to determine the motive for the killing and whether the police chief had received death threats, the AG’s office said.

About 50,000 people have died in Mexico’s drug war since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon declared war on the country’s powerful cartels, sending soldiers into the streets to fight criminals.

Source: EFE

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17 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Look at his shiny black navigator on 22s he definitely messed up with somewhere

Anonymous said...

LCT no doubt......

Anonymous said...

I noticed the samething, i wonder if there will be a investigation into his finances, yea right. I hope the cash is worth it to these guys. Everyone involved dies one way or the other. Grown ass men killing each other like little street gangbangers, what a joke. Grow up bitches.

Anonymous said...

I agree..Knowing what police make in Mexico, how was this guy pimping around in that truck?

Anonymous said...

Dude probably made good money as the chief, plus most people in mexico have very affordable housing, food etc. this chief was probably offered a bribe and he said "shove it..."....thats what happens to the good cops in mexico..corrupts cops get to live while those who dont accept "plata" receive "plomo" instead

Anonymous said...

Does any one knows who control that area. last time i heard that Z control

Anonymous said...

Doudt that.I don't think If he was honest he would be driving I that car,with all the car jacking going on

Anonymous said...

Z's control there?? Cut it out!!
Not in your wettest dreams

Anonymous said...

Yeah check his 4x4 with it's shiny chrome alloys, would a real policeman ( and a police chief) be driving a car with chrome alloys? Pimp my ride style, this guy was probably dirty & got hit by a rival crew.

Anonymous said...

Investigations in mexico? Hahahaha thats a good joke

Anonymous said...

What?!?!? Z has never controlled jalisco. Jalisco still belongs to nacho coronels people backed by the sinaloa cartel. They go by jalisco nueva generacion cartel.

Anonymous said...

Comments should be based on some sort of fact, evidence or at least experience. Most of the trolls who jump at the chance to say "dirty cop" have none of these. Heck, they may not even have a car because they would know that a used Navigator is inexpensive. The wheels look stock and a large SUV is needed by someone who is in a position requiring a certain level of security. Let's not racially profile Mexicans in Mexico. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have info on the police chief of San Luis Rio Colorado who was gunned down Sat

Anonymous said...

@10:28 PM obviously you know nothing about mexico.

Mexican cops are crooked or they starve to death. Being a Mexican cop is like having a license to steal. They don't serve the public, they don't arrest bad guys, they don't solve crimes. They steal.

Anonymous said...

Thats what i heard. they were in tepic to madaelena. But this was a while ago.

Anonymous said...

Here is a fine example of a dumbshit generalizing. Starve to death? So a truck with dubs makes you a badboy? Whatabout a marked patrolcar u woul be a better target. Narcotrucks get confiscated and used by police. If the police in USA are so better how many big capos have they if ever caught?

Anonymous said...

I have known several Mexican police officers. I know a bit about how they operate. My comments are based on that experience and I also know Lincoln's. On the poor side of my city there are probably more escalates and navigators than on the rich side. I did not say that the chief was squeaky clean. I just look for a real basis before slandering someone. What is your comment based on? Atte.10:38.

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