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Description

Born in: Andalucía
Age: 25
Offspring: 1
Marital status: Married
Job: Civil Guard Agent
Date of the attack: 17/08/1992
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

José Manuel and his colleague Juan Manuel had gone to a hypermarket to do some shopping. They were dressed in civilian clothes. They had just got into José Manuel’s vehicle, when an ETA terrorist approached the car and fired nine shots, hitting them in the head and neck. The gunman fled in a van with a second terrorist who had been waiting for him. José Manuel Fernández received three gunshots to the head and died instantly. Juan Manuel Martínez, who was hit in the throat, was taken to the de Nuestra Señora de Aránzazu Hospital in San Sebastián with serious injuries and died shortly after admission. The two civil guards lived in the Intxaurrondo barracks in San Sebastian and had been stationed in the Basque Country for less than a year.