Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Smacky636

Camera footage shows fatal Mexico subway shooting

Recommended Posts

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- Mexican authorities deployed more than 1,000 additional police officers to reinforce security at the capital's 175 subway stations on Saturday, a day after a shooting inside a station left two people dead and eight injured at the height of evening rush hour.

 

Luis Felipe Hernandez Castillo is arrested by Mexican police after the shooting at a Mexico City subway station.

2 of 2 The shooting at the Balderas station in central Mexico City happened after police stopped Luis Felipe Hernandez Castillo, 38, from writing graffiti on the wall of one of the subway platforms.

 

Hernandez Castillo was writing "Este gobierno de criminales," or "this government of criminals," Mexico City district attorney Miguel Angel Mancera said. As police tried to stop him, Hernandez Castillo drew a .38 special handgun and began firing.

 

Mancera said his first impression of Hernandez Castillo is that he may suffer from mental illness.

 

"One moment he is talking about global warming and then about the message of the Bible and suddenly he focuses on some government," Mancera said.

 

Authorities identified Hernandez Castillo as an agriculturalist from the state of Jalisco.

 

Hernandez Castillo also told investigators that he believed a great famine would come, and he traveled to Mexico City to relay a message, Mancera said.

 

Earlier this month, a Bolivian pastor hijacked a passenger jet in Mexico City with a fake bomb, claiming that he acted on a divine revelation to warn people of a forthcoming earthquake.

 

Mancera said Hernandez Castillo was aware of the hijacking, but that the two events were not connected.

 

Hernandez Castillo said he opened fire because he saw the police as a threat to his task of writing on the wall, Mancera said.

 

Preliminary tests show that Hernandez Castillo was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the incident, Mancera said.

 

The Mexican government on Saturday posted security camera footage of the shooting. It shows a busy subway platform as the train pulls into the station just before 5:15 p.m. Friday. As the train comes to a stop, there is a disturbance in the crowd, and Hernandez Castillo is seen shooting at an officer. Watch the dramatic incident unfold »

 

The crowd disperses, and the officer runs out of view of the camera. The officer, who was a bank policeman, is later seen on the footage lying dead, face down on the platform.

 

The footage shows a man in a white shirt running off the train and trying to wrestle Hernandez Castillo. The man chases Hernandez Castillo around the platform. He frequently falls either because he slips or is trying to avoid being shot.

 

The man is on the floor facing Hernandez Castillo, about to get up and try to grab him, when he is shot in the head and falls to the ground.

 

Mancera initially said the man was a federal security agent in plain clothes, but later clarified that the man was a civilian, a 58-year-old construction worker.

 

A scattered handful of people remain on the subway platform during the shooting. Some stay on the train. Others walk on the platform very close to the shooter, seemingly undisturbed.

 

Seven minutes later, the camera pans out to show the construction worker lying on his back and the bank police officer in the foreground. Hernandez Castillo remains on the train, occasionally firing his gun and peeking out of the train.

 

At 5:23 p.m., the camera shows first one, then two, then three plain-clothes police getting into position on the platform. Within moments they rush Hernandez Castillo and pull him out of the train, with nearly a dozen police officers then wrestling him to the ground.

 

 

Hernandez Castillo was treated at a hospital for a bullet wound to the right shoulder before being transferred to the local attorney general's office, a common place to hold prisoners during preliminary investigations, a spokesman for the attorney general said.

 

He faces two counts of murder and one count each of attempted murder, aggression, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, said the spokesman, who declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the press.

 

 

 

Story Highlights

 

Shooting took place at the Balderas station in central Mexico City

Luis Felipe Hernandez Castillo, 38, had been writing graffiti

When police tried to stop him he drew a gun and began firing

Witnesses heard Hernandez Castillo yelling anti-government slogans

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awesome. i love it when graff writers SHOOT at police during/after there painting.

 

or when those REALLY KOOL european graff writers stop subwat trains, hold the driver/passengers hostage and do whole cars. thats so kewl.

 

radical man. so REAL. thats truly the essence right there of graffiti.

 

lead_you_and_your_stupid_mate_05091.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

graffiti hostage situations are so last week bro, its all about hijacking space shuttles and piecing satellites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

shits wack as FUCK.

 

graff is meant to be sneaky. make people go "what the fuck" "when they do that"

 

not "IM GOING TO HIJACK AN ENTIRE SUBWAY LINE WHILE PEOPLE ARE SCARED FOR THERE LIVES AND THREATEN TO SHOOT THE CONDUCTOR"

 

you wanna do that shit. do it for money, im kool with that. but graff aint gotten nothin to do with that.

 

shit just RUINS it for everyone else.

 

now instead of possibly weasleing your way out of a situation pigs will go for direct arrests, draw guns and have mandatory jail sentencing.

 

you can thank dipshit toys like this guy and europe for global attention to graffiti terrorism. cause thats what the shit is they do.

 

shits so beat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
awesome. i love it when graff writers SHOOT at police during/after there painting.

 

or when those REALLY KOOL european graff writers stop subwat trains, hold the driver/passengers hostage and do whole cars. thats so kewl.

 

radical man. so REAL. thats truly the essence right there of graffiti.

 

This had nothing to do with "the essence of graffiti"

 

He was writing political slogans not tags.

 

you can thank dipshit toys like this guy

 

Hernandez Castillo was writing "Este gobierno de criminales," or "this government of criminals," Mexico City district attorney Miguel Angel Mancera said. As police tried to stop him, Hernandez Castillo drew a .38 special handgun and began firing.

 

Mancera said his first impression of Hernandez Castillo is that he may suffer from mental illness.

 

"One moment he is talking about global warming and then about the message of the Bible and suddenly he focuses on some government," Mancera said.

 

Witnesses heard Hernandez Castillo yelling anti-government slogans

 

:lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shits wack as FUCK.

 

graff is meant to be sneaky. make people go "what the fuck" "when they do that"

 

not "IM GOING TO HIJACK AN ENTIRE SUBWAY LINE WHILE PEOPLE ARE SCARED FOR THERE LIVES AND THREATEN TO SHOOT THE CONDUCTOR"

 

you wanna do that shit. do it for money, im kool with that. but graff aint gotten nothin to do with that.

 

shit just RUINS it for everyone else.

 

now instead of possibly weasleing your way out of a situation pigs will go for direct arrests, draw guns and have mandatory jail sentencing.

 

you can thank dipshit toys like this guy and europe for global attention to graffiti terrorism. cause thats what the shit is they do.

 

shits so beat.

 

 

 

 

He wasn't a graff writer, dumbass.

He was just some nut writing political shit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was just some nut writing political shit.

 

pretty sure thats already been pointed out. cupcake.

 

now run along, i think theres a 14 yr old 12oz kid who you need to stalk on the phone via his other 14yr old friends.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ridiculous how out of all the people there, only one guy tried to take him down. If more people had helped out the guy in the white shirt, instead of standing around watching them scuffle, he definitely wouldn't have been shot. Kinda sad that with all the people there, only one is willing to do anything to try to help save other people from getting shot, and he ended up getting killed in the process.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL see the one dude near the end scurry over the dead body to get back on the train like it was a lost sweater layin on the ground er some shit.

 

wow, like fuck. i dunno know how keen id be to not only be getting back on that train but RUNNING to get back ON the train while the murder is chillin at the doors one car down.

 

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Register for a 12ozProphet forum account or sign in to comment

You need to be a forum member in order to comment. Forum accounts are separate from shop accounts.

Create an account

Register to become a 12ozProphet forum member.

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×