Incident Summary:

05/16/2020: Assailants opened fire on Jorge Miguel Armenta Ovalos, the owner and director of El Tiempo newspaper, in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. Armenta Ovalos and his bodyguard were killed. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




North America

region/u.s. state:


Ciudad Obregon

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Cajeme district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity El Tiempo
Specific Description Owner: Jorge Miguel Armenta Ovalos
Nationality of Target Mexico
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Mexican Police
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
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
"They kill newspaper editor in Sonora," CE Noticias Financieras English, May 17, 2020.
"Mexico journalist assassinated, third since January," The Limited Times, May 17, 2020.
"Newspaper editor and policeman killed in Mexico's Sonora state," CE Noticias Financieras English, May 17, 2020.