Fourth Suspect Named In Connection to U.S. Informant Murder

POSTED: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 8:55am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm

Police have identified a fourth suspect in the murder of a Juarez drug cartel lieutenant, who was also a U.S. informant. Jose Daniel Gonzalez-Galeana was gunned down in front of his home in Far East El Paso in May. He is believed to be the first ranking cartel member killed on American soil.

Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting of Gonzalez-Galeana. Police tell us Gonzalez-Galeana's murder was a well plotted plan involving the Juarez cartel and thousands of dollars. It's also surfaced that the victim and one of his accused killers were both informants for the U.S. government.

A Fort Bliss soldier, Michael Jackon Apodaca, is named as the trigger man. Police say Ruben Rodriguez Dorado plotted the killing. The Associated Press is reporting that he was also an ICE informant. Dorado allegedly hired Christopher Duran and Apodaca to carry out the murder.

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