The death of a leader of the Sinaloa cartel in Ciudad Juarez, a former agent of the former State Judicial Police (PJE) of Chihuahua, has returned to the border psychosis, which came during a reduction of violence in recent months.
Jesús Rodrigo Fierro Ramírez, 43 years old, who went by the names of “Fierro”, “Tocayo”, “Pelón” and “Peña" was consider number 11 within the structure of the criminal organization lead by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The criminal group "declared war" against the municipal and state Police though "mantas" narco-banners shortly after police announced the death of the alleged gunman.
Not long after the banners appeared a municipal police officer was assassinated.
"There are credible rumors that the murder of the officer of the Municipal Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) killed last Friday night when he arrived home could be retaliation for the death of Ramirez Fierro," said The Journal this day.
The banner (manta), placed last night at the corner of Antonio J. Bermudez and Vicente Guerrero, "contained threats against the secretary of the SSPM, Julian Leyzaola, and first commander of the State Police Investigating Ranulfo Galindo" added the Journals.
"The message warned the police chiefs that they should only kill the people of Gabino Salas, who is the alleged leader of the group which Fierro belonged to."
Soon after the appearance of the message warning the police, a municipal police officer unofficially identified as Manuel Saldaña, was executed in the community of Urbi Villa del Cedro.
The Journal reported that preliminary information indicates that a group of armed men "hunted" the uniformed officer, who got out of his truck in an attempt to run away from the gunmen, but a hail of bullets caught up to him, killing him on the spot.
The crime happened at around at 2300 hours on Friday, after an armed commando surprised the public servant in the street Sierra de Moncayo near the intersection with Monte de Cantal.