Journalists Killed  |  Colombia

Saúl Alcaraz

Instituto Mi Río

October 14, 1998, in Medellín, Colombia

Alcaraz, the spokesperson for Instituto Mi Río, an environmental group in Medellín, was shot dead at his home while watching a soccer game at 8:30 in the evening. According to local journalists, several men claiming to be police came to Alcaraz's home and shot him six times when he resisted being forced into a car. Alcaraz, 29, was a former correspondent for the regional broadcast network Teleantoquia.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.


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