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Description

Born in: Andalucía
Age: 25
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: National Police Agent
Date of the attack: 30/08/1979
Place of the attack: Zumarraga
Guilties: Félix Ramón Gil Ostoaga, Miguel Ángel Goicoechea Elorriaga, Ignacio Gabirondo Agote, Carlos Lucio Fernández, Pedro María Leguina Aurre
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

Seven police officers were ambushed early in the morning by three ETA members as they were travelling from Zumárraga rail station to the police station. One officer, José María Pérez, was killed, when he was hit by a burst of fire. The national police tried to repel the attack by returning fire, but none of the three terrorists was injured. The perpetrators fled in a green Ebro van from which one of them had fired. Almost seventy bullet casings were collected at the scene. José María was hit six times. Although he was taken directly to the Orbegozo Clinic, he was pronounced dead on arrival.