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Description

Born in: Castilla y León
Age: 37
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Prison Officer and Psychologist at Martutene Prison
Date of the attack: 11/03/1997
Place of the attack: Donostia
Guilties: Fernando Elejalde Tapia, Irantxu Gallastegui Sodupe, Francisco Javier García Gaztelu
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Francisco Javier left his home in the Gros district of San Sebastian to go to work. He had only walked about 100 metres when two terrorists, a man and a woman, approached him. The man, who was wearing a hood and glasses, shot the psychologist in the head, killing him, and the two ETA members ran off. Three plain-clothes national police officers happened to be on the other side of the street in the Soroa Bar at the time. When they saw a hooded individual go past, they ran out of the bar. However, before they had time to act, they saw Gómez Elosegui being shot. They immediately told the terrorists to stop and gave chase, while Francisco Javier was lying seriously injured on the ground. During the chase through various streets in the Gros district, the national police and the two ETA members exchanged a number of shots. Finally, in Calle José Arana, one of the police officers threw himself on Fernando Elejalde Tapia and managed to wrestle him to the ground.