The slew of killings associated with the world of Mexican grupera music continues. On Tuesday night, Roberto del Fierro, the former manager of Jesús “El Flaco” Elizalde, was shot in the head and died in Zapopan, Guadalajara, in Mexico, reports Mexican newspaper El Universal. He was 42.
According to police reports, Del Fierro was stopped near an intersection around 7:30 p.m. when someone driving a black SUV got out of the vehicle and shot him. The victim was taken to Cruz Verde hospital Las Águilas, but because of the seriousness of the wound, he was later moved to the Hospital Civil, where he died a few hours after arriving.
Marco Antonio Venegas Mendoza, coordinator of police investigations for the Jalisco Attorney General’s office, said that for now, the motive for the shooting is unknown, but he did confirm that a .380 caliber pistol was the weapon used for the crime.
According to the newspaper Reforma, Del Fierro’s 22-year-old son Roberto Brian del Fierro Tello, who claimed the body, said he doesn’t know how the incident took place and that he found out the news when an acquaintance of his father’s called him.
The program La oreja (Televisa) informed that “El Flaco” Elizalde’s current manager, Francisco Tenoch Espinosa Miramontes, said his client would not be attending today’s funeral, as he is no longer affiliated in any way with the deceased.
“El Flaco” is the brother of late grupero singer Valentín Elizalde, better known as “El Gallo de Oro,” who was killed on Nov. 25 of last year while leaving a concert in Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
Del Fierro, who spent more than two decades managing artists in Jalisco, is survived by his wife and two children.