Three policemen and an environmental leader were killed on Friday in Norte de Santander and Antioquia

Three policemen and an environmental leader were killed on Friday in Norte de Santander and Antioquia

On Friday, in two different attacks with groups of armed men, three policemen and an environmental leader were murdered, in western and eastern Colombia.

One of the crimes occurred in the municipality of Tibú (Norte de Santander), when the victims, the patrolmen Edwar Torres and Deybi Mora, accompanied a candle for peace that was carried out in the main park of that population.

On the Caracol Radio station they reported that the uniformed men were in an establishment in the vicinity of the place where the activity was carried out, when two men who were mobilizing on a motorcycle shot them with short weapons.

Captain Carlos Eduardo Vanegas was also injured in the armed attack. of the Police Intelligence Section (Sipol).

Due to this violent act, the director of the National Police, General Jorge Luis Vargas, spoke: ”It hurts us all. Once again we are in mourning in Tibú where two fellow police officers who were fulfilling their constitutional duty were vilely murdered. Rest in peace. Heartfelt message of condolences to their families ”.

The senior officer also noted that in that institution they were pending the evolution of the state of health of the captain who was also injured in the armed attack.

Meanwhile, at the other end of the country, the patrolman Wilder Romo Durango and his neighbor Mauricio Valencia, an environmental leader, were killed. who was the director of the Nuestra Tierra Environmental Corporation.

On the Blu Radio station they reported that the event occurred in Medellín, exactly in the ecovillage sector of the Santa Elena district, in Medellín (Antioquia).

There A group of five men with rifles arrived at the house of the uniformed man, who was shot in front of his wife and two minor children, after the patrolman opened the door of his home to respond to the knock on the door made by his perpetrators.

The radio station pointed out that the environmental leader Mauricio Valencia, who lived next to the uniformed man, came out to observe what had happened, but was also shot, apparently for witnessing the crime.

The RCN Radio station cited the report made by the Medellín Security Secretariat on this double homicide: “At 7:28 p.m., a technical inspection was carried out on a 35-year-old professional in the police service, who presented injuries caused by a firearm, and a 44-year-old university student, who presented injuries caused by a firearm. As preliminary information, it was learned that the victims lived in different addresses and several subjects arrived shooting”.

It was learned from the patrolman Wilder Romo Durango that he was attached to the CAI La Milagrosa of the Metropolitan Police of the capital of Antioquia.

“Today, the Institution and all of us We mourn the loss of a hero, who was always willing to serve the country through his important role. Likewise, I extend my feelings to Mauricio Valencia’s family, citizen who was also a victim of this heinous act, ”said José Acevedo, Medellín’s Secretary of Security.

Regarding the environmental leader, RCN Radio cited the text of his professional profile that is on the website of the corporation he ran:

Boston Diploma in International Business. Multiple managerial positions in the finance, hospitality and tourism industries. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French. Appreciating cultural differences and helping to enrich knowledge and understanding between different people are his personal and professional goals.

For this double crime the authorities offered a reward of up to 100 million pesos for information that allows the capture of the murderers of these two people.

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