Luis Horacio Escobar Saldarriaga, a well-known merchant and rancher from Bajo Cauca Antioquia, was assassinated this Tuesday afternoon in the municipality of Caucasia.
The 78-year-old man was a friend of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, who on his Twitter account lamented the death, although it was rumored on social networks that he was his cousin.
(It may interest you: They rule out that people or vehicles are trapped in the trunk to the Coast)
Major Jairo Andrés Vivas Díaz, commander of the Bajo Cauca Antioqueño Special Police District, confirmed that the events occurred at 2:50 in the afternoon, when the man was hit three times with a firearm.
“He was traveling in his private vehicle and in the downtown sector he was approached by two subjects on a black motorcycle, the crew member hit him three times, twice in the neck, once in the head. Immediately the police personnel reacted, moved Mr Luis Horacio, still alive, to the Pajonal Clinic, “explained the commander, but Escobar died there.
And he added that at that time, one of the quadrants of police officers and personnel from the SIJIN criminal investigation section began the persecution against the aggressors, capturing Pedro Luis Padilla Pérez, a 60-year-old man, who would be the perpetrator. material of the facts.
(Also read: ‘No’ to the tolerance zone in Medellín, says the mayor and the debate heats up)
“There is an exchange of shots, this person is injured twice, is hit by the institutional action, seizing a .38 caliber revolver firearm. The inspection at the scene is carried out by CTI personnel, in the same way the technical inspection of the body, “explained the officer.
The man, accused of being the perpetrator of the hitman attack, was taken to the hospital, where he was given medical attention and the authorities confirmed that he is out of danger.
For now, the CTI staff is carrying out the investigation, in order to establish the factual circumstances of the manner, time and place, “by means of which the facts were presented.