Suspect in murder of Venezuelan priest under arrest
The suspect was wanted on murder charges
The suspect, identified as Yender Briceño, aged 24, and commonly known as "El Titi," was wanted by the police in connection with the murder of a driver early in January. He is associated with a criminal gang known as "El Tico."
Father Mendoza was shot dead on Sunday at 11 p.m. by two men riding a motorcycle who tried to steal his car.
Why did Gerardo come to Caracas? One day he took the decision, handed the car keys to his father, gave him his share of the cloth business they both owned in San Cristóbal and kissed his wife and two sons goodbye. "He told us he was going to continue fighting for Venezuela," the wife says. That was in mid-2013. He has been imprisoned since May 8, 2014.