Tuesday, April 19, 2016
"El Guero" Licea, Los Viagras cartel leader killed by gun fire in Michoacan
José Romel Licea, alias "El Guero", is considered the leader of the armed wing of the cartel known as Los Viagra. He died Monday, he was shot dead on a road in Michoacan after an altercation with another vehicle that fled the scene, according to Mexican authorities.
The Attorney General of Michoacán informed the press that Licea was traveling with two other people later described as "El Oso" and "El Rubio" aboard a armored BMW X3 SUV when he was intercepted by another car, a Toyota Tacoma truck.
"El Guero", who was driving, had just minutes before an altercation with the driver of the other vehicle. Investigators attributed the shooting to a traffic matter that began with a verbal argument and ended in a shootout.
The driver of the Tacoma pickup truck opened fire on Licea and its two friends, fatally wounding the leader of Los Viagra before leaving the scene of the crime.
"El Guero" died in the car, along with "El Oso". "El Rubio" was transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
According to EFE, the event was caused by the enemies of "El Guero" that simulated a traffic incident to catch Los Viagra leader off guard to be able to execute him.