Imperial Beach administrative services director shot dead in Mexico City


Imperial Beach Administrative Services Director Doug Bradley was gunned down Thursday while on vacation at the resort town of Ixtapa in southern Mexico, Imperial Beach city officials confirmed on Friday. .

Imperial Beach mayor Serge Dedina said Bradley, from Huntington Beach, was shot dead during a robbery. Bradley, who lived in Playas de Tijuana, reportedly turned 50 on Friday.

Doug Bradley, director of administrative services at Imperial Beach, was gunned down Thursday in the resort town of Ixtapa, in the Mexican state of Guerrero.

(Mayor of the Imperial Beach Serge Dedina)

“Doug was a wonderful person,” said Dedina, who described him as a “surfer traveling the world”.

Bradley was hired by the city in 2013. As director of administrative services, he oversaw the city’s budget and tax functions. In this position, he was also the city treasurer.

“He was brilliant at his job. He’s always been positive, ”said Dedina. “You couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with. “

Dedina said everyone who knew Bradley held him in high regard.

“Doug Bradley was loved by everyone who knew him,” he said. “He was always positive, loved to surf and had helped turn around the financial management of the Town of Imperial Beach as well as restructure the city administration to make it more efficient and resident friendly. He will be missed by all who knew him and worked with him.

According to the Mexico News Daily, witnesses told local media that Bradley was being pursued by gunmen when he was shot with a 9mm handgun around 4 a.m. Thursday in the hotel zone of the city of the Pacific coast in the state of Guerrero. His body had been in a parking lot for four hours before police received a report of the murder, according to the Mexico News Daily Report.

Dedina said the city was working with the United States Embassy in Mexico City and the United States Consulate General in Tijuana to bring Bradley’s body to the United States.

Bradley was not married and had no children.

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