Yesterday, Judge Jorge Cedeno issued an order of preventive detention against two police officers suspected of shooting against Barcelona’s fan, George Michael Murillo, known as “Arenita”, who was killed last November in the Unidad Nacional Bridge, hours before the match between Barcelona and Emelec, known as the classic.
The dictum would have been released over forensic evidence officers, who claimed that the two suspects used their weapons there.
“The preliminary investigation began after the outcome of a forensic expertise on the bridge where the evidence raised coincided with the police officers’ guns,” said prosecutor Maria Coloma, referring to the arraignment hearing.
The prosecutor added that the police officers did not appear at the hearing because they were in their daily work, but ensured they would have been immediately notified.
The day of the murder, the police dispersed Barcelona fans on the Unidad Nacional bridge, when they went from Duran to the stadium in Guayaquil, at noon. Initially the police arrested one of the leaders of the Emelec fans in Duran, Byron Velasquez Briones, known as “lagartija”, and accused him of being the gunman, but later he was released for lack of evidence.