Ramon Torres Mendez
|Ramon Torres Mendez|
|Born||July 2, 1969
San Diego, California
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Cause of death
|Killed in Mexican prison|
|Occupation||Auto mechanic, hitman|
|Employer||30th Street gang and Tijuana Cartel Hitman|
Ramon Torres Mendez (1969-1993) was a Mexican American who was a high-ranking member of the Logan Heights Gang, recruited by David "D" Barron in 1993. He reportedly served as a hitman to its leaders who trained him to carry out an assassination attempted against the Tijuana Cartel mayor rival Joaquín Guzmán Loera.
On May 24, 1993, he and other Logan Heights Gang members where assigned to kill Joaquín Guzmán Loera at the Guadalajara Airport but in the shoot-out that followed, six bystanders were killed, including the Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo. Mendez was arrested in late June 1993.