Born in: Extremadura
Age: 44Offspring: 4
Marital status: Married
Job: Sergeant of the Civil Guard and inspector of arms in Elgoibar
Date of the attack: 11/12/1987
Place of the attack: Soraluze
Guilties: Pedro José Echevarria Lete, Fermín Javier Urdiain Ciriza, Jesús María Ciganda Sarretea y Juan Carlos Balerdi Iturralde
Killed by: ETA
Shortly before midnight, José Luis Gómez Solís left the Gila bar with his wife, and walked to his car. José Luis got in first and was about to open the passenger door for his wife when three ETA members walked up to the vehicle and shot him. He was hit 14 times and died instantly. The terrorists got into a waiting car driven by Pedro José Echeverría Lete, a collaborator of the Eibar Unit, which had also targeted the victim. They then escaped in the direction of Eibar.
On 11 December, the same day that Sergeant José Luis Gómez was killed, ETA also killed eleven people and wounded dozens in an attack on the Civil Guard headquarters in Zaragoza. They also seriously wounded national policeman Rafael Rivas with a letter bomb.