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Cartel gunmen in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon murder the wrong victim

September 18, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cartel gunmen in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon murder the wrong victim

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Cartel gunmen in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon executed the wrong person and then proceeded to dress the victim up in tactical gear to cover up their mistake. In 2016 alone, there have been at least six homicides in this state where gunmen have killed the wrong person or shot innocent witnesses in gun battles.

Nuevo Leon homicide investigators arrested the three alleged gunmen that conducted the failed hit in the neighborhood of San Nicolas. The suspects had entered a home with the intention of killing a local drug dealer.

During interrogation by authorities, 34-year-old Omar Ruiz-Perez, also known as “Guason” or the “Joker,” said that he entered the house, which is known as a local drug selling location, where the victim was shot in the head.

Cartel gunmen killed a man after they mistook him as their intended target

Cartel gunmen killed a man after they mistook him as their intended target

According to Breitbart Texas, the victim, who had been identified as Edgar Alejandro “El Diablo” Gauna Cano, was a panhandler and street car washer widely known in the community for being “a harmless junkie.”

Due to their mistake, “El Guason” and his two associates dressed the victim up in combat boots, body armor, and a drop-down leg holster to trick local Ministerial Police into thinking it was a cartel-on-cartel crime, so they would not investigate the incident properly.

Residents told law enforcement officials multiple times that the victim was not a member of a drug cartel and was murdered by mistake.

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Omar Ruiz-Perez, also known as “El Guason” or the “Joker”

Neighbors also provided police with an extensive description of the men and the vehicles they fled in. The information assisted authorities in capturing the suspects only hours after the crime.

The surreptitious drug distribution in the streets of Monterrey and its suburbs has ignited a violent turf war between two of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels, Los Zetas and Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

Drug dealers are often murdered out in the open in broad daylight or are abducted by their rivals. At least six innocent victims in this region have been killed by mistake this year alone, and dozens more have been hit by stray bullets during shootouts among drug gangs.

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