Friday, September 13, 2019

Acapulco Gro: Cinematographer Erick Castillo Murdered, Discovery Channel Contributor

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"He died at the hands of crime in Acapulco while spending a few days off," said the Mexican Society of Cinematographic Photography Authors after filming a project for the Discovery Channel.

The cinematographer Erick Castillo Sánchez, a Discovery Channel collaborator, was killed Wednesday night in Acapulco, Guerrero, allegedly in an assault attempt.

According to a report by Reforma newspaper , the 46-year-old cinematographer was with his wife on vacation in Acapulco.

The couple had stopped at a convenience store at 8.30pm when four men arrived in an SUV and opened fired. The photography director for the Discovery Channel has been shot dead by gunmen who were attempting to steal his vehicle Wednesday night in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, in the Alfredo Bonfil area. 

His wife Estefanía Carpio told investigators the assailants approached them and told her to step to the side.

According to Mexican outlet La Jornada, the gunmen told the married couple: 'Get inside the truck, we are not going to do anything.' An argument ensued and the group fired at the photographer with a shot striking him in the head. 

Carpio then ran for cover and when she came back she found her husband on the ground. The attackers escaped.

On Thursday, Carpio posted a series of black and white photos on her Instagram account along with a heartfelt message that included lyrics from The Beatles song, Golden Summers.
The Guerrero State Attorney General is leading the investigation into Castillo Sánchez's murder. No arrests have been reported.
Erick Castillo was a cinematographer originally from Chiapas, who worked in advertising and documentaries with Discovery Channel and National Geographic. He was also the director and founding partner of Cronos Pictures SA de CV, according to the Quadratin Guerrero agency.
The Mexican native also collaborated on the 2019 Oscar-winning film, Roma. Castillo Sánchez was a cinematographer of film, advertising and documentaries. 
Discovery Networks Latin America lamented the death of Castillo Sánchez, "their friend and collaborator" and joined family members, friends and colleagues close to the cinematographer grieving the shocking loss.

30 comments:

  1. Should have just thrown his keys, not worth ur life, especially in guerrero

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    1. “Get inside the truck we aren’t going to do anything” they were attempting to kidnap them , of course he will speak up . If he didn’t his wife probably would’ve ended up dead . Come on people

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  2. Mexico is a sad place

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  3. There's nothing "shocking" about a death in Acapulco. Not one person is safe from violence there. Stay the hell away! RIP to this man, but the warnings are everywhere.

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  4. Vacation in Acapulco-not recommended.

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    1. 2:26 of course, a guebo,
      BOYCOTT ALL OF MEXICO TOURISM.

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  5. He should have just gave up the truck, and he would've been alive today. Tourist are not safe, anywhere in Mexico.

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    1. They wanted them to get in the truck, I would have resisted too, especially if my wife is with me.

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  6. What in God’s Holy name was he thinking?

    What made him think that going to that shithole could have been safe?

    Might as well go on vacation in Iraq, for fucking fuck’s sake. It would have been safer.


    RIP

    El Cabrón de Tamaulipas

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    1. I think the project he was filming was near there.
      BTW: I also think that is his wife bending over him.........sigh
      There is now some speculation that he was targeted and that it was NOT just a random robbery; He was shot in the head and there was plenty of time for them to steal his car if they wanted it, nothing was missing either.
      NOTE, I did say speculation, so we will have to keep an eye on the case; perhaps someone thought he saw something he should not have whilst filming ?

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    2. Yaqui said “whilst” jaja
      Funny
      If he had a gun that could’ve been thwarted...
      GC

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  7. Seriously, who vacations in Acapulco? That would be an invitation for bad things to happen.

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    1. I go there 4-5 times a year. Have a place in the city, at times travel outside the city by car. Love the city, and the people.

      That being said, don't be stupid. You go looking for shit, you will find it. This guy should have tossed his keys. His wife was the smart one here. My sympathies to her. What a horrible experience.

      Believe it or not, Acapulco still gets 50k foreign tourists a year, mainly through the winter months...

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  8. R.I.P. Señor Castillo
    R.I.P. Alcapulco

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  9. Sounds more like a hit than attempted theft. Really sad this happened, but who doesn’t know Acapulco is dangerous? I would love to go the day it settles down, but not until then

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  10. This is a very sad story.

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  11. Respect to the deceased for standing up like a true man to defend his wife and property from the scum that makes Mexico the cesspool that it is. Used to travel south of the border all the time throughout that beautiful country. Not anymore. I may die a violent death in my country, at least there is some semblance of justice and rule of law, unlike Mexico. Unless one has family to visit, there is no good reason to risk it anymore.

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  12. Damn, this is really sad plus Roma was a great movie. Prayers to his family

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  13. He went to Acapulco for holidays and with his wife? Ok... But he then tried to resist armed men who only wanted his car? It's not far from suicide...

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  14. Cjng killing journalist again. Death to cjng. Mencho cant hide forever.

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    1. Mayo has so why can't mencho? If they didn't catch him after they shot down the helicopter they ain't gonna catch him for shit.

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  15. Lol next time you get a flat tire I'm sure you will blame CJNG 😂

    You CDS nuthuggers gotta get over Chapo being in the Supermax. He was a paper tiger when finally caught and not a boss como Botas Blancas.

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    1. 12:14 botas Blancas died wearing white tennis shoes and black panties, with his arm destroyed by a bullet while he tried to surrende saying "hands up, hands up!"
      ABL was a hit ordered from high above by FECAL, EPN and genarco garcia luna who had been threatened by ABL in person days before.

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    2. 12:14 while you are right about CJNG, you forget That el Chapo had Sinaloa in peace all the time he was there (except for a few personal problems) until EPN STARTED FACKING AROUND, orders of a US that can't keep peace anywhere because it goes against Plan.

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  16. Bonfil is a tourist beach near the diamond zone of Acapulco and supposedly safe but nothing there is safe

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  17. On other social media posts, they are saying he was there to make documentary ,or some other investigation...the powers to be did not like this.

    By the way, alot of tourists from Mexico City, go to Barra Vieja, for Pescado Ala Talla. This is where the new Diamante is going to be built. I would not stop in that Oxxo at night but have felt relatively safe during the day. I have seen many $100,000 cars drive through there to Tres Vidas Golf club. I get the feeling he was targeted.

    Not good...RIP

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  18. I would like to add one more thing, it is September 14, tomorrow is a big party day for Acapulco: September 15/16
    Dia de Independencia ( SP). This week should have been safe for the influx of tourists...This leads me to believe that it was a set up.

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  19. I think it was a hit...they said they wanted the car so once they killed him what was stopping them from taking it and the wife ran I think there is more to it.

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  20. They fuckin topped him,put one in his head,,they werent after his truck,tellin his wife to step away,they were after him not his ride

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