Édgar Eusebio Millán Gómez

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Édgar Eusebio Millán Gómez
Born 1967
Mexico City, Mexico
Died May 8, 2008
Mexico City
Cause of death
Multiple gun shots.
Occupation Lawyer and Federal Police Commander.
Employer Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security.

Édgar Eusebio Millán Gómez (1967 – 8 May 2008) was a third-ranking member of Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security and acting commissioner of the Federal Preventive Police. Born in Mexico City, he received a law degree from the Universidad del Valle de México. After graduating he started his career in the Mexican Federal Police and received training in several countries. He was an ally of controversial former Secretary of Public Security Genaro García Luna and was accused of corruption and of having links to kidnapping gangs and organized crime.[1]

On May 8, 2008 at age 41, Commander Millán was shot to death at his Mexico City home just after arriving at midnight; he was hit eight times in the chest and once in a hand. He died a few hours later at Metropolitan Hospital.[2][3][4][5] Intelligence officials said it was highly likely that he was killed in retribution for the arrest on January 21 of Alfredo Beltrán Leyva.[2]

His funeral was attended by the highest-ranking officials in Mexico, including President Felipe Calderón and Guillermo Galván Galván, general of the Mexican Army.[6][7]

In June 2011, a federal judge sentenced his killer, Alejandro Ramirez Baez, to 60 years in prison along with another accomplice. Alejandro Ramirez Baez killed Edgar Gomez on behalf of the Beltrán-Leyva Cartel.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hernández, Anabel (2013). Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers. Brooklyn, London: Verso. pp. 151, 227, 253–55, 259. ISBN 978-1-78168-073-5. 
  2. ^ a b "Gunmen Kill Chief of Mexico’s Police". The New York Times. May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-30.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Tobar, Hector (2008-05-09). "Drug cartel suspected in Mexico City killing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Mexico's federal police chief slain". CNN.com. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  5. ^ Roig-Franzia, Manuel (2008-05-09). "Mexico's Police Chief Is Killed In Brazen Attack by Gunmen". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-05-10. 
  6. ^ "Mexican drug gangs step up police murder war". Reuters. May 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  7. ^ Video: Mexico shaken by drug killings
  8. ^ Mexican judge gives 60 years to killer of top cop