BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/MKbOwo) 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.
Information from: The Brownsville Herald, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com