Honduran general accuse police in son's murder

AP News
Posted: Feb 21, 2013 7:00 PM

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran army general whose son was shot to death at a restaurant is charging that someone in the National Police was behind his son's slaying.

Gen. Ricardo Ramirez del Cid says a witness has said a police official hired gang members to kidnap his 17-year-old son. Ramirez didn't identify anyone by name.

Authorities have said at least 10 gunmen entered the restaurant where Ramirez's son was eating Sunday and killed him after a shootout with two bodyguards.

During a radio interview Thursday, Ramirez called Honduras' National Police director and security minister "incompetent" and said they should resign.

Ramirez headed the National Police for six months until he was replaced last May amid charges that police were involved in the kidnapping and murder of one of Honduras' best-known journalists.