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Juarez Chief Medical Examiner Gunned Down in Cold Blood Outside HomeTim King Salem-News.com
The Medical Examiner Chief in Juarez is shot at nearly point blank range outside the door of his house
(CIUDAD / SALEM) - The deadly violence that has been ravaging Juarez, Mexico, always manifests in extreme ways.
The Mexican news agency LaPolaka reports that a ministerial officer was shot dead Thursday night right outside of his home.
It was learned that the victim is a crime scene expert, later identified as Angel Luis Gonzalez.
Mr. Gonzalez was the head of the Forensic Medical Service, which has been extremely busy to say the least, trying to keep up with the constant grisly murder scenes that plague this violent city.
The assassin or assassins as it may be in this case, traveled to the Gonzalez home, located at Calle Luis Spota and General Motors, where they shot him to death.
It is reported that the shots came when this crime scene expert was called from outside, and went out to see who was ther.
This public official was shot five times in the chest at close range. The death of Angel Luis Gonzalez, is only the latest in a series of strikes against government officials.
We recently reported that a U.S. Consulate official, Lesley A. Enriquez, who was murdered in Juarez in mid-March, had been approached in the days prior to her death by a man seeking to get her to sign off on an official document absent the proper paperwork.
Her refusal to cooperate with the man led to an order for her assassination from the top level of the Sinaloa drug trafficking organization.
At this point, there are no theories or statements as to who ordered the hit against Angel Gonzalez, and there is no speculation as to exactly why he became a target.
March-15-20103 people associated with U.S. consulate killed in Mexico -
====================================Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.
Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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