4 executed overnight in Tijuana
Late Wednesday night, bleeding into Thursday morning, brings four new executions, one whom was both witness and suspect to the killing of a 4 year old child. At different points throughout the city, organized crime elements continued their feuds and account settling, closing a violent week in the city, with over a dozen dead, including two severed heads found in a cooler, yesterday.
Narco messages and banners have appeared again, with accusing and often misleading messages to rival groups, citizens, and journalists. Miguel Angel Rodriguez Bravo, aka 'Popeye' was murdered last night, who was apparently the sole witness to a child's murder, Jonathan Eduardo Valdez Garcia.
'Popeye' was arrested yesterday in connection with the killing, which occured in recent days. He was released apparently because he was a witness. Popeyes remains were found in Colonia Camino Verde, along with several 9mm casings.
The other two arrested in the shooting death were Jose Omar 'El Perro', and Jesus Flores Flores, 'El Tribi'. Statements from the PJGE indicate the men fired on a house, containing the child and his mother, who was injured in the attack.
Another body was found in the early morning hours, Santo Tomas Mission Street, said to be a former police officer, but this remains unconfirmed at this time. Two other bodies were found in other locations in Tijuana, including Lomas Murua, and Colonia Pacifico.
Note: 'El Tribi' is the nickname of an alleged CAF enforcer, whose name is unknown, it is unlikely this is the same 'Tribi', but mention it anyway.
Sources: AFN Tijuana