Incident Summary:

11/29/2000: An unidentified gunman shot and killed Carlos Julio Rosas, the mayor of Orito, as he was leaving his home in Orito, Putumayo province, Colombia. The gunman fired four rounds at Rosas from the back of a motorcycle, after which he and the driver sped away. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack and specific motive is unknown.




South America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
On the border with Ecuador

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Colombian mayor
Specific Description Carlos Rosas, the mayor of Orito
Nationality of Target Colombia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The gunman shot the victim with four rounds at close range
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Gunmen No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Motorcycle gunman kills rural Colombian mayor," Reuters, November 29, 2000.
"Columbia - Venezuela government condemns mayor's murder," EFE News Service, November 29, 2000.
Juan Pablo Toro, "Gunmen kill mayor in southern coca-growing region," Associated Press, November 29, 2000.