With little more than 24 hours left for the actual city administration in San Luis Rio Colorado, Francisco Vazquez Bustamante, the city´s Police Chief, was executed. According to unofficial reports, the Police Chief was heavily injured and was taken to a hospital still alive.
The attack took place at about 8:00 PM, in the corner of 22nd Street and Chiapas Street. The Police Chief was driving a white late model Nissan Titan pick-up truck. the truck remained with its headlights on and parked on the side of the road. It appears Vazquez Bustamante parked his truck to answer a phone call.
According to witness reports, the attackers were driving a blue Volkswagen Jetta from which they shot against the Transit and Police Chief.
This attack takes place on the last day of the PAN administration led by Leonardo Guillen, who, at tomorrow´s midnight, will pass the power to Enrique Reina, of the same party, who has already been city mayor in 2000-2003.
It was rumored Vazquez Bustamante could remain as Police Chief as he had the same role on Reina´s previous term.
Francisco Vazquez Bustamante previously worked in the Baja California Public Safety Agency assigned to the Penitentiary System, before that he was a Public Ministry Agent in the Violent Homicides area assigned to the San Felipe port.
On May 21, 2012, Police Chief Luis Rodriguez Soqui, was also executed, and in 2002. Jose Antonio Pineda working also as Chief was too executed. Another execution related to "Chiefs" was that of Jesus Zamora aka "El Jessy" who at the moment was assigned as security to the Rio Colorado theater but worked on the previous administration as right-hand man of the Police Chief.