Eight identified policemen were considered as suspects of opening fire on Barcelona’s fan George Michael Murillo Leon, fatally wounded in Guayaquil, prior to the “Clasico del Astillero” played on November 4.
Hector Vanegas , defense attorney of the victim’s family, announced today that he will file a lawsuit against the police officers who fired shots in the air and the fans, for “hate crime” and direct link on the events occurred at the National Unity Bridge .
Vanegas said that “the police knew that the only ones who shot Michael Murillo were uniformed staff that is already fully identified.”
Diego Sandoval, district police chief of Duran, went this morning to the cantonal prosecutor’s office to tell his version. However, it was questioned by Vanegas, who assured that Sandoval’s statements were inconsistent.
“He is responsible for the police personnel and doesn’t know why the area wasn’t cordoned off . He says he heard the shooting and ordered them to stop. But he hasn’t asked for an explanation and doesn’t have any report of the people who fired the shots. Neither has given their names,” said Vanegas.
Relatives of the young deceased criticized police actions that day, like when police didn’t help to take him to a hospital, and questioned why it has not been required a justification to all the police officers who fired their guns that day.