Imperial Beach official killed at Mexico City resort has been shot 3 times – NBC 7 San Diego


An Imperial Beach city official killed while on vacation in central Mexico last week has been shot dead three times in a robbery, investigators have confirmed.

Doug Bradley, 49, was shot dead on December 28 in Ixtapa, Mexico, a resort town on the Pacific coast of Mexico, about 160 miles north of Acapulco and less than 2,000 miles south of the US border. -mexican.

Bradley, who worked as a director of administrative services for Imperial Beach in San Diego County, was only one day away from his 50th birthday.

The Mexican Public Security Agency was notified of Bradley’s death at 8 a.m. on December 28, but an investigation determined he had been shot hours earlier, according to Imperial Beach official Ed Vea. .

Bradley, originally from Huntington Beach, California, was an avid surf enthusiast. Imperial Beach mayor Serge Dedina said plans were underway to honor him with a paddle and a memorial.

Dedina said Bradley will be remembered for his passion, enthusiasm “and 100% enthusiasm” for the Imperial Beach community.

Bradley traveled frequently to Mexico.

His ex-girlfriend told NBC 7 that he is a responsible, hardworking and honest man who has lots of friends and would never hesitate to help someone in need. She said he helped raise her daughter.

“He respected everyone; he wasn’t looking for trouble, ”she told NBC 7.“ He taught us humility.

In addition to surfing, Bradley’s ex-girlfriend has also said he is a fan of football and boxing.

While a press release issued Monday by Mexico’s Guerrero state attorney general claims Bradley may have had a drug addiction, his ex-girlfriend and friends vehemently deny.

“Doug Bradley was loved by everyone who knew him,” Dedina 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.

Mexico’s Guerrero state attorney general did not disclose further details of the deadly robbery.

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