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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Police Commander Executed in Saltillo

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Saltillo. - The commander of the South Delegation of the Municipal Police, César García Guevara, was killed in the line of duty in the early hours of Friday after being shot by a group of armed men in the neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

It was reported that at 0:38 hours, while on patrol duty in his official car, a Chevrolet Captiva  no.11208, the chief was attacked and killed by unknown gunmen at the intersection of Division and Rios in the southern sector of the city. 

As a result of the shooting, the commanding officer lost control of the police vehicle and impacted over the back of a parked Ford Model 79 truck.

 The officer was shot in the head and the body with various firearm projectiles in what  appeared to the naked eye to be the same that
instantly took his life.

The Chief of Police of Saltillo, Yáñez Clemente Carrillo confirmed to Radio Zócalo the assassination of Caesar Eleazar Garcia Guevara commander, 39 years old, who early Friday was riddled with 12 shots from a high caliber weapon.

It was reported earliest at 12:38, when a witness at the scene took the dead commander's radio and used it to notify the base of his death. Immediately police moved to the scene at Division  and Rios Streets in neighborhood Buenos Aires where Garcia Guevara  was found dead aboard his Chevrolet Captiva patrol car.  The officer was hit by shots from persons in a gray Dodge car.  According to the witness, the shooters fired first into the back of the commander's vehicle, which swerved to the right of driver, and hit a parked truck and he was dead instantly," said the official.

Yanez Carrillo called the fallen Commander as an honest cop, courageous, with a very great future vocation with law enforcement. He had 13 years of service within the corporation. The fallen commander is survived by his parents, his wife and two small children.

Press Chief Confirms the criminal act against the municipal police 
Press Chief Confirms the criminal attack against the municipal police 

In the morning broadcast of Radio Zócalo Saltillo, the CP Francisco Juaristi contacted the press chief of the municipal police, Patricia Moreno, confirming the fact and location where the commander of the South Delegation, Cesar Garcia Guevara, was killed.

Moreno explained that around 1:00  on División del Norte, in the neighborhood of  Buenos Aires,  a police car on a routine neighborhood patrol was violently attacked. Garcia Guevara was traveling alone and died alone aboard his patrol vehicle.

For now, they haven't ascertained the identity or number of armed individuals who assaulted the officer. As of yet they have no details on the size of the bullets that took the life of the commander, except
according to the authorities of the fourth group of Homicide Attorney General of the State, they found shell casings of high caliber at the scene. The investigations are proceeding.

Patricia Moreno said that Cesar Garcia Guevara had risen through the ranks of the police to become a commander of  the Southern Command Delegation, indicating he was the one who had previously personally informed families of slain officers on duty to fact that their funerals would have to be held privately for security reasons as well as for the tranquility of the bereaved.

They have had at least Five Chiefs of Police killed in Saltillo

The Chief of Police in Saltillo Yáñez Clemente Carrillo recounted fallen cops along the years and said there has been more than five, including Commander Marcial Barron, Captain Ignacio Meza, the official Reyna Barajas Munguia, Elisa Ugalde Maribel Torres and the latter, Commander Eleazar Cesar Garcia Guevara.

The prosecutor of Common Law, Rafael Martinez de la Rosa, verified the violent crime and ordered the the removal of the body and arranged transportation to the Medical Examiner for the autopsy.

Source: Zocolo,



  1. The honest & brave police officer is survived by his two children. Meanwhile, Narco's are survived with 5+ children. I'm very worried about the future of Mexico.

    1. You make a good point. How horrible

  2. Damn , Coahuila has been the craziest state in Mexico this year , especially in Piedras Negras

  3. when are they going to start armouring the police vehicles,they need some sort of defence.
    inch thick steel plating behind seats,bullet proof windscreen and side windows and more steel plating in the give them atleast a chance.

  4. really a tiny fish in the saltillo sea of police. he was rotating captain not a chief.

  5. @5:44pm I had thought of that idea too. At the very least bullet proof front and back windsheilds and driver's door.
    It was probably corrupt cops that got him.

  6. It is naive to think that Mexico can dig itself out of this mess, or to compare Mexico's situation to Colombia.
    Mexico's problems are systematic due to corruption and weak institutions.
    Ultimately, the Mexican people will have to reach the breaking point to finally change their society.
    The US govt deserves part of the blame as well.

  7. Bunch of cowards,terrorist those babies fatherless..just for that karma is coming your way...

  8. Some terrible things are happening in Mexico. It is only a matter of time, I repeat, it is only a matter of time and same things will happen in USA.

    More Americans must first be turned into weak and fearful people willing to submit to coercion. This step will be accomplished with more gun laws and gun confiscation. It is only a matter of time.

  9. See this would never happen to DPS...

  10. its all those zetas that escaped from prison still doing hits and living life with no worries they need to grab some of these,as holes and beat the fijoles out of them to get info that leads them to z40 or any other peice of shit out there

  11. Piedras is so bad because the zetas run that bitch believe me all the bosses are in piedras

  12. The guy was on the take and the opposing side bumped him off. Common story.

  13. Drive-by shootings, they fighting techniques of little girls...

  14. This time you are wrong. This one was a do gooder and it is too bad. There are a few uncorruptibles. Rare but true.

  15. Public record in 13 years, he had a clean record. 20 approved and clean drug tests as well as 3 passed confidence tests. He had 15 bullets in him.

  16. Good old mexican gun control!!!!!

  17. Considering he was on his own in the vehicle suggests one of his corrupted colleagues might well have set him up?.

    how come a whole town can be taken over while the police look on?, surely a simple phone call could have got a few helicopter gunships in tow which could have wiped out scores of the bastards?. Check out video link something seriousley wrong with a country when massacres can be carried out in plain sight, shameful despicable country Mexico.

  18. yeah but you could fit the the steel plates in yourself,i bloody would if i was a cop in mexico..

  19. What irony. IN AmeriKa they have Mexicans killing cops on a routine basis.


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