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Description

Born in: Extremadura
Age: 34
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: National Police Agent
Date of the attack: 07/05/1979
Place of the attack: Madrid
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: GRAPO

Description

On the morning of 7 May 1979, National Police officer Higinio Rico Gómez and his colleague took shelter from the strong wind in the sports complex in the Elipa district. Two GRAPO members, armed with a machine-gun and a pistol, opened fire on the officers. They were taken to hospital where both men underwent surgery. Higinio Rico had been severely wounded and died eight days after the attack.