On 21 April 1984, ETA killed civil guard Antonio Velasco Benito in Bilbao. He was on guard duty at the Provincial Court in Bilbao when he was shot with automatic weapons from a moving car occupied by three terrorists, two men and a woman. Antonio was hit in the head and leg. He was taken to Basurto Civil Hospital, where he died an hour later.
Antonio Velasco was born in Pedrosilla del Ralo, in Salamanca. At the time of his murder by ETA, he was 39 years old and married with a 7-year old son.