Officer shot to death in front of his wife

A 29-year old police officer was murdered in northwestern Medellín by suspects who allegedly approached the victim on foot while he was off duty.

According to a preliminary investigation, the officer had worked the night shift at the Villa Hermosa station of the Metropolitan Police, in the city’s Comuna 8. Officer Giovanni Gil was off on Friday and had been traveling on a motorcycle with his wife along the northern expressway; is wife was unharmed.

The crime’s motive is still unknown but it is the fourth officer from the same station to be murdered in less than three months. Three perished during the arrest of alias ‘el Gomelo’, a gang leader of the Villatina neighborhood, last November.

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