Authorities in Bogotá, Colombia, arrested on Friday Harrison González for the murder of retired army general Miller Cortés on December 10.
Cortés was targeted by a local gang known as ‘Los de Harry’ after his wife withdrew $2,857 from a bank in the town of Envigatá.
Surveillance video shows González following Cortés’ car and then approaching the driver’s window and struggling with the retiree before killing him
A police officer has been arrested in connection to the deadly mugging of a retired army general in Colombia.
Authorities in the capital of Bogotá apprehended Harrison González during the middle of his patrol shift on Friday in the community of Cerro El Cable.
Surveillance video made public by Colombia’s Attorney General reveals the moment González fired fired several shots at Miller Cortés, 58, on December 10 in the Bogotá town of Envigatá.
Still image from a surveillance camera in Bogotá, Colombia, shows the moment Harrison González escapes with a getaway driver after he shot dead former army general Miller Cortés, who died at a local hospital, December 10
Police officer Harrison González (pictured) was arrested by authorities in Bogotá, Colombia, on Friday for his role in the murder of retired military general Miller Cortés on December 10
Miller Cortés (pictured) in his vehicle when he was executed by a police officer who robbed him of an envelope with $2,857 on December 10 in Bogotá, Colombia
The footage shows González stepping out of a vehicle driven by an alleged accomplice and walking down a street before he intercepted Cortés.
The disgraced cop is seen in the video reaching to grab an envelope with $2,857. However, Cortés resisted González efforts before the off-duty cop shot the retiree and snatched the envelope.
González then hopped on the back of a getaway motorcycle and fled the shooting scene.
A separate video released by Colombia’s Attorney General showed Cortés’ wife had been marked by González’s gang members after she visited a banking center where she withdrew money. Cortés later drove to a local store and was waiting for his wife to return.
Colombian retired military general Miller Cortés was executed December 10 by a police officer who allegedly formed part of a Bogotá gang known as ‘Los de Harry’
González would show up moments later before he walked up to Cortés car and shot him. Cortés was rushed to Santa Gracia Clinic where he died after undergoing an operation to remove the bullets.
Noticias Caracol reported that González moonlighted as a member of a local gang known as ‘Los de Harry’ and that he had been transferred from his previous unit after he was arrested for his alleged participation in a series of fake raids that ended in robberies.
The Attorney General’s Office charged González with aggravated homicide, aggravated and qualified robbery, and possession of firearms.
González, who appeared before a judge Saturday and denied his role in Cortés’ murder, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.