FNS: Mexicali Police Commander Murdered--City's 70th Victim in 2004
- Mexicali Police Commander Murdered--City's 70th Victim in 2004
July 15, 2004
Humberto Armenta Vizcarra, the operations commander of the Baja California
Ministerial Police in Mexicali, was shot to death while leaving his home
early in the morning on Wednesday, July 14, 2004. Neither his wife nor his
two daughters were home at the time of the killing. Armenta was shot 13
times by a .22 caliber weapon.
Armenta, 43 years old, had been working for Baja California's Procuraduría
de Justicia del Estado (Attorney General's Office, PJE) for thirteen years
at the time of his death.
Found dead outside his home at 11:45 a.m. on July 14, police officials
estimate that he was shot at about 6:50 a.m. It was at that time that
another PJE employee had finished briefing Armenta via telephone as to the
night's events in Mexicali.
Neighborhood residents said they heard nothing and noted no suspicious
activity in the neighborhood at that time.
A crime scene expert with the PJE noted that Armenta's killer or killers had
punctured a tire on his service vehicle so that he could not escape.
Other PJE officers told the Mexicali newspaper that Armenta may have been
killed because of problems with former or current Ministerial Police agents.
As of yesterday according to police there were two main lines of
investigation: Armenta's personal and work life.
Source: La Crónica (Mexicali), July 15, 2004. Article by Gerardo Franco.
Greg Bloom, Outreach Coordinator
Center for Latin American and Border Studies
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Phone: (505) 646-6817
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