Raul Garcia-Gomez, the illegal alien who ambushed and killed Denver Police Detective Donnie Young, was captured last night in Mexico. He will more than likely not get his just reward because Mexico will not extradite someone who faces the death penalty. So all you killers out there, feel free to wipe as many people out as you can, just head to Mexico where they love keeping you around.
Rocky Mountain News
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.
Garcia-Gomez was being held Saturday evening in a Mexican jail in Culiacan. He is expected to be moved to Mexico City sometime Sunday, where he will remain in custody of Mexican authorities. Morrisey said the process to determine where he will stand trial could be "long, complicated and laborious."
Garcia-Gomez's trial could be held in Denver or Mexico, although Mexico has a policy of not extraditing suspects for trials if the death penalty is possible. The District Attorney's Office is working with the State Department and Mexican authorities to determine the next step.
Morrissey said seeking the death penalty was not an option because of Mexico's extradition policy. "Were going to negotiate what we can. I think its best to bring him back here and have him stand trial here. I've spoken with Donnie's widow and she agrees with me at this point," he said.
It's a shame someone can ruin another's life by killing their loved one and then just run away and never have to face the consequences. For those not in the know, Garci-Gomez was also tied to working for a restaurant part owned by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper is the same idiot who was trying to get rid of Merry Christmas
from all the buildings in Denver last year.
There are appalling new developments in the cop-killer case in Denver. As reported by the Rocky Mountain News, Det. Donald Young's suspected killer, 19-year-old illegal alien Raul Garcia-Gomez, was employed at a restaurant co-owned by the city's mayor, John Hickenlooper. Garcia-Gomez worked for the Cherry Cricket for 10 months despite a federal notification sent to the business last month that his papers were bogus...
Tipped by: The Immigration Blog
where Michelle Malkin has more.
You've got Hickenlooper wrong. He had planned on changing the sign on the Denver City and County Building (town hall) to say Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas, not "all the buildings in town". Note that this same building has a manger scene on the front steps during the holiday season.
And the mayor's restaurants are operated by a blind trust, he has no say in their management while he is mayor.
Posted by: Curious Stranger on June 14, 2005 03:02 PM