Ramon Torres Mendez

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Ramon Torres Mendez
Born July 2, 1969
San Diego, California
Died September 1993
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Cause of death
Killed in Mexican prison
Other names Spooky.
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.[1][2]

Death[edit]

On September 1993, Mendez was killed inside a Mexican prison by other inmates while awaiting trial for murder.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] . The San Diego Union Tribune (September 9, 2006)
  2. ^ latimes.com
  3. ^ [2] Retrieved July 21, 009.
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ Fugitive Watch: Wanted by the State Department ABC News (April 18, 2008)