In March we posted a post titled “'El Gallito' likely the premier leader of Caballeros Templarios”. Today the Attorney General of Michoacán reports that Homero Gonzalez Silva, alias " El Gallito " is the likely the succeeding leader of the cartel.
The previous premier leader of the Templarios, "Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, " El Chayo " was the uncle of Gallito, (other reports say they are first cousins) who was killed by the Mexican Navy in a 20144 operation.
In a statement released to the press, the Apatzingán ambush of June 16th that caused the death of five civilians and two policemen, was at the hand of Templarios sicarios (hitmen).
In the succeeding investigation of the event, facts were developed indicating Gallitos leadership, and that “Templarios ranches” previously belonging to Chayo now belong to Gallito.
Two of the properties were confiscated by the government this week in the towns of Los Laureles and El Paso Cucha. (below)
Criminal cells in 28 Michoacán communities, previously led by Chayo, now are identified as being led by “El Gallito”.
The image included in this post was sent to BB with a message that it is El Gallito.
Since there are no known photos of him, there is no way to confirm it is him. However, there is a distinct family resemblance.
Here is both men in the photo. Perhaps someone can identify the man accompanying Gallito.