Abduction, death not ‘random act of violence’

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Associated Press

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 8:12 AM

BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Police say the abduction of a 22-year-old man from a Brownsville restaurant and his subsequent fatal shooting may be drug-related.

However, interim Brownsville Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez tells The Brownsville Herald the death doesn’t mean the killing of Reyes Gilberto Bocanegra relates to Mexican drug cartel activity. He says investigators suspect Bocanegra “was involved in some kind of a dispute over narcotics and that he was deliberately sought out and abducted in order to settle a score.”
Rodriguez says no suspects have been identified.
Gunmen abducted the Brownsville man from the Mariscos Playa Azul restaurant into his own vehicle about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was found dead in his vehicle less than an hour later about 10 miles north of Brownsville, shot in the back of the head.

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