This Monday night, Moisés Brito Bautista, known as the Bandam, was assassinated in Mexico, considered one of the leaders of the Guerreros Unidos criminal group, which is being investigated for its connection with the disappearance of 43 normalistas in Ayotzinapa in 2014.
The crime took place in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos state. The state attorney general, Uriel Carmona, confirmed the identity of Brito Bautista and gave the first details of the case.
The Prosecutor of #Morelos, Uriel Carmona confirmed the identity of Moisés Brito, GU crime boss, as the person killed by firearm shots in a small square in the Las Delicias neighborhood of #Cuernavaca , this Monday night. pic.twitter.com/EZU3ONHaKi
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The Bandam, which had a arrest warrant for qualified murder in relation to the events in Ayotzinapa, he died after being shot during a direct attack that occurred outside a self-service store in a small, well-known and busy shopping plaza, which “generated a lot of psychosis in people who were close“, according to Carmona.
Brito, 33, was accompanied by a woman, with whom he was traveling in a black Mercedes Benz pickup, who was seriously injured during the shooting. The man’s body was left lying on the avenue, where it was found by agents of the State Public Security Commission (CES), the first to arrive at the scene of the event.
According to a release of the Attorney General of Morelos, the Bandam and his partner went to a parking area where they did contact with three individuals with those who were conversing, “when one of them took out a firearm that detonated several times against the victims. “The attackers later fled the scene aboard a car.
According to the police files, Brito Bautista was the lieutenant of Juan Carlos ‘la Beba’ Flores, leader of the Guerreros Unidos cartel, and, according to unofficial data, he defected from the 27 infantry battalion based in Iguala de la Independencia, Guerrero, in September 2012.
The Guerreros Unidos criminal gang is linked to the Ayotzinapa case, which investigates the forced disappearance and alleged murder of 43 students after they were attacked by police municipal authorities of Iguala, agents of the Guerrero State Police and soldiers of the 27 infantry battalion of Iguala.
In recent years they have found mortal remains that correspond with three of the missing in that event.