August 7, 2008, in Santiago , Dominican Republic
Unidentified individuals shot and killed García, a cameraman for the daily news program "Detrás de la Noticia" (Behind the News) and producer of the music program "Pachanga Mix" on television station Teleunión, in the city of Santiago, 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of the capital, Santo Domingo.
At around , García was dropping off his vehicle at a car wash when multiple gunshots were fired from a moving car, according to local news reports.
García was shot five times in the head, four times in the chest, and once in the leg, said Esteban Rosario, host of "Detrás de la Noticia." García, known locally as Azabache, covered drug trafficking and crime. A taxi driver García was speaking with at the time of the shooting was also killed.
García had received multiple death threats in the previous eight months, according to journalists in
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.