public servant is killed in Jalisco, on average, every eight days. During the year and a half of Government of Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz there have been at least 70 killings of local, state and federal officials, according to figures from Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The murders Federal Deputy Michel Gabriel Gomez and his assistant Heriberto Nunez Ramos became the third case of high-level officials, although authorities have not specified whether their deaths were in Jalisco territory or Zacatecas.
The first murder during the current presidential term occurred on March 9, 2013: The Secretary of Tourism, Jesus Alvarez Gallegos, was executed in Zapopan. Meanwhile, on August 3rd of this year the mayor of Ayutla, Manuel Gómez Torres was killed.
Among the 70 officers killed between March 1, 2013 and until yesterday, 21 belong to members of security forces, including police and military, according to Reforma records (authorities claim 60 killings, Reforma's records 70)
The van that was traveling the legislature Gabriel Gomez was used until a few weeks ago by another PRI deputy, Marco Barba. a suburban, blue color, 2008 model, was traveling with JGH8935 plates. It was registered to Marco Barba Mariscal and his mother María de los Ángeles González Mariscal.
But the truck had been sold to a few weeks ago Deputy Gomez, who was yet to make a change in ownership. Marco Barba is the son of Alfredo Barba, CROC union leader and brother Alfredo Jr., who serves as mayor in Tlaquepaque.
Because of where the kidnapping occurred and the and modus operandi, it is probable the captors would have believed that the person who was traveling in the van was the deputy Barba and not the deputy Gomez. Even Alfredo Barba Jr. and that Barba was the target.
Note: play this video full screen. You can see there are at least three cars involved.In this video Gomez is extracted from his vehicle while riding in the front passenger seat. He is seemingly left at the scene, he walks about, then towards the vehicles of the kidnappers. He is rubbing his head. ;Simultaneous seen, behind Gomez, two men exited a bronze SUV with a wheel attached to the back hatch. They then board the SUV and pull up in front of Gomez, they are mostly out of view of camera. But you can see a struggle at the rear of the vehicle between Gomez and a man from the third kidnapping vehicle. The vehicle then disappears