Civil guards Juan Merino Antúnez and Antonio Jesús Trujillo Comino were killed in San Sebastián by ETA in the early hours of 9 July 1985. The officers were on guard duty at the tax office in San Sebastián. They had been posted in San Sebastián for barely two months.
Two terrorists wearing red neck scarves, typical of the San Fermín fiestas in Pamplona, approached the police car pretending to be among the thousands of young people who were heading back from Pamplona to towns and cities in the Basque Country. When they reached the vehicle, they both started firing simultaneously through the side windows of the car, killing the civil guards instantly.