Alleged killer of Denver policeman arrested in Mexico
Raul-Gomez-Garcia was taken into custody by Mexican police yesterday with the help of US Marshalls. Mr. Gomez-Garcia was wanted in the murder of Denver policeman Donnie Young who was killed execution style on may 8th.
The full Rocky Mountain News article is at- http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3831463,00.html
Suspect in cop's killing caught
By Fernando Quintero, David Montero and Marilyn Robinson, Rocky Mountain News
June 4, 2005
An intensive, international manhunt for a suspect gunman accused of killing one Denver police detective and wounding another came to an end with the arrest Saturday evening of Raul Garcia-Gomez in Mexico.
Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman said Garcia-Gomez, 19, was taken into custody at 6:10 p.m. MDT in Culiacan, Mexico, a town in the state of Sinaloa on the Pacific Coast near the resort city of Mazatlan. The FBI, U.S. Marshals and Mexican authorities worked together to make the arrest after receiving information that Garcia-Gomez might be staying with relatives on his father's side of the family.
Garcia-Gomez is suspected of shooting detectives Donald Young and John Bishop in the early morning hours of Sunday May 8. The two detectives were working security at a private baptismal party at which Garcia-Gomez attended. Young died from his injuries. Bishop survived, police say, because he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
The story went on to say the trial could take place either in Denver or Mexico. Not surprisingly the Mexicans may not want to extradite Garcia-Gomez because he would face the death penalty in the US.
I truthfully don't care just as long as justice is done. If found guilty this man should never see the outside world again.
There is one piece of unfinished business however. The article went on to say.
Mayor John Hickenlooper, who attended the news conference Saturday evening where the arrests were announced, said he was relieved that the alleged cop killer had been caught.
"The entire city is relieved," he said. "This is the kind of event that takes on a symbolism beyond what any of us would have thought. This news is powerful to the city. Now it's time to bring this man to justice."
What the story fails to mention, is a restaurant Mr. Hickenlooper employed Mr. Garcia-Gomez. The man was an illegal alien and this politian was both employing him and protecting him by not reporting him to the police.
Donnie Young is dead because Mayor Hickenlooper did not obey the law. A wife is without a husband and two children no longer have a father. This scumbag politician has no business being mayor because he did not protect the citizens of the city just himself. This is outrageous and he is still in office!