Two police officers were murdered this Sunday in the town of Bosa, in the southwest of Bogotá, Colombiawhile participating in a police operation, official sources reported.
“We offer a reward of up to 200 million pesos (42,000 dollars at today’s exchange rate) for information that allows us to identify and individualize, but also the location and capture of these criminals who killed and murdered our police officers”reported Brigadier General Carlos Fernando Triana Beltrán, commander of the Bogotá Metropolitan Police.
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The agents, 35-year-old subintendent José Alirio Sánchez and 22-year-old patrolman Gustavo David Bohórquez, were attached to the Bogotá Metropolitan Police and participated in an operation in the Los Olivos neighborhood in the town of Bosa.
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They were answering the call of a citizen of this sector when “criminals with firearms perpetrated this act“, said Triana Beltrán, who warned that they will go to “the last consequences to achieve the location and capture of these criminals.”
The murder of the two policemen was rejected by Colombian President Gustavo Petro, who assured that “it will not go unpunished.” “I have asked that those responsible be identified and prosecuted.”, added the president on his social networks.
The mayoress of Bogotá, Claudia López, also condemned the “vile murder of two policemen doing their duty in Bosa”.
“All my solidarity and the accompaniment that our Police need to clarify the facts. I ask the judicial bodies to give full priority to the investigation”, added Lopez.
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