Saturday, April 13, 2013

Death of a Sicario

From the archives:

David Barron Corona, a.k.a.: D (1963 - November 27, 1997) was a Mexican Gang member who became a criminal and a high-ranking member of the Logan Heights Gang at the service of Ramon Arellano Felix, one of the Tijuana Cartel's drug lords.

The infamous picture of Barron Corona during his death in Tijuana.
 
David "Popey" Barron Corona was a member of the Barrio Logan Heights gang and later the Mexican Mafia (La Eme) prison gang who committed his first murder at the age of 16. Convicted of murder, Barron Corona was sent to prison.

In 1989, he got out of prison and soon thereafter began working as a bodyguard and hitman for the Arellano-Felix brothers of the Tijuana Cartel (AFO).

While in Mexico, he was trained in paramilitary tactics by the Tijuana Cartel, which included heavy weapons training. This training helped to make Barron Corona highly proficient in the crimes of kidnapping and murder. Barron successfully recruited dozens of San Diego gang members to cross the border to work for him and the AFO as kidnappers and hitmen.

Barron Corona was personally recruited when the Tijuana Cartel were waging a war with their hated rivals, the Sinaloa Cartel, led by Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. The beef stemmed from who would control the drug smuggling routes from Tijuana to the border city of San Diego, California.

On November 8, 1992 the rival Sinaloa Cartel struck out against the Tijuana Cartel at a discotec in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Eight Tijuana Cartel members were killed in the shootout but the Arellano-Félix brothers successfully escaped from the location with the assistance of Barron.

In retaliation, the Tijuana Cartel with the assistance of Barron Corona attempted to set up Guzmán at a Guadalajara airport on May 24, 1993. In the shootout that followed, six civilians were killed by the hired gunmen from the Logan Heights Gang.

The deaths included that of Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo. The church hierarchy originally believed Ocampo was targeted as revenge for his strong stance against the drug trade. Mexican officials, however believe Ocampo just happened to be a victim of mistaken identity.

The Cardinal arrived at the airport in a white Mercury Grand Marquis town car, known to be popular amongst drug barons, making it a possible target. Intelligence received by Barron was that Guzmán would be arriving in a white Mercury Grand Marquis town car.

This explanation, however, is often met with pessimism due to Ocampo's dress (he was wearing a long black cassock and large pectoral cross), as well as his dissimilar appearance to Guzmán and the fact he was gunned down from only two feet away.

Barron Corona was killed on November 27, 1997 in Tijuana, Baja California during the attempted assassination of journalist Jesus Blancornelas. It is believed a bullet fired by one of his own henchmen ricocheted into Barron Carona's eye, killing him instantly.
 
Gangland segment of Barrio Logan Heights gang:

63 comments:

  1. I LOVE THAT PHOTO!!!

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  2. POOR USA SUV THOUGH
    RIDDLED!

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  3. the cardinal was involved in stashing drugs for the sinaloans. he was wacked out.

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  4. He was wacked by his own crew for messing up the Chapo hit..this is common knowledge in Sinaloa..big deal..EPN is sensoring everything related to cartels especially the Sinaloa cartel..cause he's on chapos payroll as well..so is this what we have to look forward to? 16 year old news of a dumb gangbanger?..

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    1. No. He died during another attempted hit nearly 5 years after the Chapo attempt. Ramon loved this guy. You're full of shit.

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    2. You are wrong, Enrique Peňa Nieto 's political campaign was financed by Carlos Salinas De Gortari and PRI and they all are Zeta supporters.

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    3. His bosses blamed.him.and his creew.for not taking out chapo like they were suppose to..chapo got bigger and more powerful and was wacking AFO people.left and right
      So the bosses felt it was barrons fault.after the attempt chapo became more untouchable and AFO never had amother chance..and it wasnt shrapnel in his eye it was a bullet straight in the eye and he was dead before he hit the ground..just cause it was reported like that doesnt mean its true..dnt be so gullable

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    4. No, it was ricochet that killed him. Stop romanticizing about his death.

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    5. Oh, come on! During the [current] sexennium of Enrique Peña Nieto, on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at around 6:40 a.m., Mexican authorities arrested Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman at a hotel in a beach front area in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, following an operation by the Mexican Navy, with joint intelligence from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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  5. Poor vato, his gang banging days are over. You should have finished grade school!!!

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  6. Barron the 1%'er rest in peace dude....imagine this dude in Iraq.

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    1. In Iraq or Afghanistan this boy wouldn't have lasted two minutes in a firefight, even a taliban guerrilla fighter has better training than this sicario wannabe had.

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  7. Information and photos about the teo/ingeniero split would be cool!!

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  8. Why is his sweater different colors!

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  9. Why is one sweater red and the other blue?

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  10. "the cardinal was involved in stashing drugs for the sinaloans. he was wacked out."

    Don't worry. God sorted both of them out long ago. They're where they need to be.

    PD: All powerful and influential people in Mexico are "involved." Goons like Barron are useful until there's no use for them anymore...or karma cathes up to them.

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  11. Had seen this photo numerous times on various blogs now I know the story behind it. Thank you for posting the info.

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  12. Make a grave for the Unknown Soldier
    Nestled in your hollowed shoulder
    The Unknown Soldier -- The Lizard King

    There is something quaint about this 'fallen soldier', something akin to the famous Greek sculpture The Dying Gaul. The first impression I get is the tragic posture he's been left in. The photographer approached him and seized the opportunity to capture him as he lays slumped over, still clutching his weapon while his leg props him up for one last struggle. There is a certain tranquil sense evoked by the way he faces downward, contraindicated by the shotgun he holds, which not long before, had probably been shot sending roaring thunder down the streets. Blood oozes from where we first thought was his head or body creating a pool all the way down the curb and onto the street in one bright, red sign of death. And we are stuck by the tenacity one must have had to face off with this armed man. The accuracy one would have had to possess to mortally wound such an oponent. But it wasn't so.

    He wasn't, nor was he ever perceived to be a fallen, tragic hero. Here is the scourge of the world; a representative of international failed policy. He dies to bring pleasure to many, all the while he brings death and pain to his own people and finally unto himself. I would rather have him remain unknown, I would rather have forgotten this image, then be told who he was and what he stood for, which is never anything noble and pure. But therein lies the fallacy; we too must look and read, and be subjected to our own human errors before we can pass any judgement onto another. Yes, there is something beautiful about this picture but only because there is something ugly inside all of us.

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    1. Lol! Well look at u Shakespear!

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  13. I think the SUV is still good ...

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  14. Viva ramon arellano felix!!!!!!!!! El caf vive!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. The AFO still exists and so does the Logan Heights relationship with the AFO. However, so many of our young boys and men have been used up and laid to waist by these monsters:

    Cracks
    Spook
    Boo-Boo
    Gordo
    Gizmo
    Lil Popeye
    Tuercas
    Big John
    Wolfy
    Pee-Wee

    Many were turned against their own gangs to cooperate with the government and that list far exceeds the list of those killed due to their choice to work as grunts for the AFO.

    Many more are is Mexico and US Prisons:

    Casper
    Lalo Reyes
    Big Popeye
    Night Owl
    Night Owl
    Spanky
    Tarzan
    Sniper
    Cracks
    Drak
    Panther
    Pepe
    Charro
    Flips
    Pato
    Gabby
    Joker
    Puma
    Nacho

    Hundreds were deported because of the light shined upon the gangs by their own gang's mistakes.

    So you youngsters who glamorize and glorify violence and the narco life, take a look back at the last couple generations destroyed by their choice to join the Logan Gang.

    Miss Squibb.

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    1. Yea my homies got caught up too, Nasty Cheesburger, Big Taco, Lil Torta, and Dorito Taco Loco just to name a few. Lol!!

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  16. Since plagiarism seems to be a hot topic on this site at the moment, could someone please explain to me why this "article" is a word-for-word copy of David Barron Corona's Wikipedia entry without any mention of the source? Thanks!

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    1. Silly rabbit, who's to say Wikipedia didn't get there info from here? or another like site?.

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    2. Doesnt suprisee me one bit

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  17. @ 9:49
    I wonder how all those supposed gangbangers got their nicknames? Pretty hilarious....
    Cracks
    Boo boo
    Tuercas
    Night owl
    Spanky

    Haha
    ATTE:XUNMEJORMEXICO

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  18. The Church in Jalisco has long been associated with the drug trade, so it is hard to believe the official crossfire theory in the shooting of Cardinal Posada. It is not unlike the official theory of narco-aviation, in which the wealthiest and most powerful people in Mexico fly with the most incompetent pilots.

    It's worth pointing out that Posada's successor, Cardinal Sandoval, was father-confessor to the Arellano-Félix family at the time of Posada's death.


    In answer to Anonymous of April 14, 2013, at 10:04 AM, who asked: "Silly rabbit, who's to say Wikipedia didn't get there info from here?" Wikipedia itself says so. It insists on printed sources and deprecates material drawn from the Internet.

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    1. The Real Tijuana, —No. █ Exactly the opposite is true. Wikipedia relies heavily on Web sources and Internet references. You can read and check phrases like "This Citation Style 1 template is used to create citations for web sources that are not characterized by another CS1 template.", in Web pages such as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Cite_web

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  19. April 14, 2013 at 8:40 AM
    Very poetic,very thought provoking,,,until he wants to stab you in the face for the hell of it,just for nothing,why not.Is that also poetic and tragic,i get what your saying,but,it seems slightly overblown?Just another motherfucker with a gun,there's a million of him,i wonder if his eye popped out of popeye?Stand on it.

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  20. On the first he wears RED sweater.
    On the last photo, he wears BLUE sweater.

    What the fuck is going on ?

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  21. If You Look Close, This Could Be The First Known Case Of Someone Dying After Biting Their Tongue. Zoom In ClOse And You Ll See What I Am Talking About. Sorry For ThE Upper Case On Each Word, My Phone Updated And Is Straight Tripping.

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  22. Where is the armani suit this guys a bum

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    1. He wasnt going to go eat steak n lobster u jackass! He was in the middle of doing a hit!

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  23. Beatiful he died like a fucking animal.

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  24. This guy wasn´t killed because he "messed up" against Chapo, he died in the ambush against Zeta magazine founder, Jesus Blancornelas, some sharpnel hit him in the eye.

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  25. who and why did somebody do the red sweater blue sweater switcheroo?

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  26. He's wearing a blue sweater to match his blue jeans fool.....

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  27. there so much to this story that right know its not the time to speak on it but el caf didnt set up el padre cardenal to be murdered there were one organization and a agency from the USA that had him set up and killed but right know its not the right moment but i can say this el caf so much more powereful and tijuana baja norte is so well under the controll of la gran familia its not even worth a conversation el caf can beat cds in tijuana baja california but outside of it it counts with its alliances blo and zetas and cdj causeas long as chapo being protected by at this moment cant say just think whos upper than the president who does the president answer to but intell say they will cumble down do to the exposure that chapo is being protected and that mexico has made no effort intrying to capture him

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  28. 330pm i wouldnt be surprised,Osorio Chong has been in the pocket of the Zetas cartel for long time now

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  29. Somebody was fucking with the color channels on photoshop or some photo-editing program. I could make him look like he was a martian with green skin and his blood silver mercury.

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  30. his finger is still on the trigger...damn barron u one bad Mofo.

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    1. Bullshit! His finger just got stuck in the trigger guard.

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  31. "Somebody was fucking with the color channels on photoshop or some photo-editing program"
    Its as simple as that,but you wouldn't think it from the comments?
    Popeye popped in his peeper,oh the pathos,the tragedy,the poetic irony?What?Get the fuck outta here with that shit!

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  32. Gente de Tijuana, tu has estado diciendo esa mamada desde el ano pasado de que la gran familia tiene el poder de tijuana. La realidad es otra, el Chapo es que esta moviendo grandes cantiddes de droga mucha gente ya trabaja con el. deja de decir mentiras por que nadie te cree.

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  33. no tienes que creer compita pero porque el chapo sigue pagando derecho de piso y porque catearon a muchos del chapo en tijuana por no pagar plaza despues de la detencion de el melvin y sabias que melvin va salir en menos de 1 ah 2 anos porque no hay pruebas contra el nomas las armas que tenia y si el caf esta acabo porque entras con miedo como anonima de que tienes miedo parejita yo me encuentro en playas y tu donte estas para platicar en persona!!!

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  34. Rest in piss puto!!!

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  35. Gente de Tijuana tu y tu grupo ami me pela la verga me llamo Manuel Marcial trabajo con Sammuel Esquibel y somos de Logan Heights del mismo lugar que Melvin y lo conocemos bien. Trabajamos en los dos lados, tengo casa en Tijuana y tambien en San Diego. Mi casa en Tijuana esta a dos casas de donde arrestaron al hermano del tres letras Marco Antonio García Simental asi que guardate tus mamadas de que eres muy verga.

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  36. I knew my homie,Wolfy from mi barrios in O'Side. He was whack by Arellano cartel cuz he accidentally shot on the sidewalk to cause bullet riccochted, strike his eye. They were pissed about lose bad ass mofo,decided to whack Wolfy. R.I.P.

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    1. Se lo llevó la jodida por malandrin y no querer trabajar.

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  37. @Gente de Tijuana me llamo Manuel Marcial y trabajo con Samuel Esquibel, somos de Logan Heights asi que ya sabe compa.

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    1. Pos llegale pa México, pa que te escondes allá joto.

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  38. 2:29 am manuel si eres de logan conoces al roach y al cartoon y si eres de ese lado sabes quien soy melvin es compa mio desde 2002 y samuel si no me estoy mal le dicen el pelon

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  39. gracias por tu nombre asi me gusta como baron y de frente ahora vamos aver si sigues con el caf

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  40. LOGAN!!!!! si eres de alli sigues con nosotros oh brincaste pareja porque gente de tijuana es del caf yo soy tambien de esta clika entonces de que ladras el pelon esta aqui conmigo y tu nombre no da dame tu contra sen'a esto seva aclarar el mensaje llase mando pasaber si eres de aqui!!!!

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  41. Aqui se da cuenta de lo pendejo que es la gente. Aqui tienen como ejemplo a Gente de Tijuana, A Raza de Tijuana y a los pendejos de Logan Heights. A cada rato presumen sus pendejadas.

    Gente de Tijuana al pendejo de Manuel le dicen Chaka y o Smurf y es de Spring Valley Locos no de Logan, el trabaja para Samuel que si es de Logan es hermano de un wey que le dicen Zorro tambien de Logan.

    Eso lo se por que a cada rato presumen de sus mamadas. Trafican puro Crystal para San Diego y Las Vegas Nevada y compran y llevan armas de alto calibre para Tijuana, son independientes y no trabajan para nadie.

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  42. MANUEL MARCIAL!!!!!seguimos esperando tu contra sen'a parejita aqui tenemos gente de logan te acuerdas del negro dice que no te conoce quien chingados eres si eres la ley bueno que la ley decida tu destino oh del cartel contrario parejita

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  43. No les da vergüenza decir tantas pendejadas, todos sabemos que ustedes los criminales son como las ratas, atacan por la espalda y siempre andan en la penumbra, pero en cuanto ven a la ley, corren como ratas asustadas y asta se meten el dedo en el culo para no cagarse del miedo.

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  44. 6:36 am como siempre entran como anonimas y se esconden con miedo si no conoces mi historia mejor analisa lo que hablas parejita porque la ley cuando llega esta en monton so de chingados hablas entra con tu nombre y valentia de que te escondes parejita saludame atu familia!!!!!

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  45. Aqui en Tijuana el cartel de Sinaloa manda y no la gran familia como dice Gente de Tijuana.

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  46. Pura escoria humana,,,,

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  47. hablamos en ingles, OK?

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