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Ranch Owner Given 24 hours to Surrender Home or Face Consequences, Kills 4 Gunmen Before He Dies
Photo: Don Alejo Garza Tamez
77-year-old Don Alejo Garza Tamez barricaded himself in his ranch and refused to surrender his home to the armed gunman who demanded it on November 13.
When police arrived on the scene they found a house destroyed by gunfire and grenades. Inside the house was only one body, that of Don Alejo, a timber businessman and the owner of the farm.
Inspection of the farm revealed that all doors and windows had weapons and ammunition nearby. This discovery allowed police to imagine how a battle was fought hours earlier.
The authorities searched for more bodies inside the home, but Don Alejo Garza Tamez defended his home to his death alone. It seemed hard to believe that one person was responsible for so many casualties on the attackers’ side – he killed four during the fight.
Tens of cartridge casings and the smell of gunpowder were proof of the ferocity of those who fought to the end to defend their property. It appears that the defense strategy was to fight alone, though no one, or ALMOST no one dares to take on a contingent of men carrying rifles. Only Don Alejo.
The truck of armed gunman entered the ranch and took up positions off the farm. The gunman launched a blast into the air and shouted that they came to take possession of the ranch. Clearly they expected people panicked and out hands high.
But things did not go as expected. Don Alejo greeted them with bullets and soon a whole army of criminals were shooting at the main house on the farm. The farmer seemed to multiply, and would have made it seem like endless minutes to those who had seen him easy target. Several outlaws fell and in his last attempt to save his life, Don Alejo surprised the group of assassins who wanted to take his home in the law of the jungle.
Police said they will never forget the story of the 77-year-old man who took out away four gunmen before he died fighting like a soldier—with dignity, honor and courage.
Rest in peace Don Alejo Garza Tamez.
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