Tijuana drug war hitting hard

I just got word that one of CityBeat‘s deliverymen was shot and killed in Tijuana this week.  According to friends and family, Jesus “Joaquin” Isordia, 24, was outside his apartment Monday, Dec. 29, washing his truck when a car drove by and opened fire. Isordia was hit several times and died on the scene in front of his home.

Friends say Isordia lived next to known drug dealers and they suspect rival dealers are responsible for the shooting, although I can’t find any reports to substantiate this just yet (apparently, his death isn’t dramatic enough for the daily papers to cover).

It’s a sad, sad state of affairs in the city at this point. According to friends and family,  Isordia was a guitarist in Tijuana metal bands including Nuestra Sangre and The Sacrifice Theory, not a drug dealer. They say he shouldn’t be among the city’s dead.

Beau’s Distribution, Isordia’s employer, will be holding a benefit show to raise funds for Isordia’s family.  Check back for details.

About Kinsee Morlan

Arts and web editor at San Diego CityBeat. Interested in art and the Tijuana/San Diego border.
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9 Responses to Tijuana drug war hitting hard

  1. caroline says:

    19:30 HRS.- SANCHEZ TABOADA

    DECESO POR PROYECTIL DE ARMA DE FUEGO (SIN DETENIDO).-

    LA UNIDAD 3370 TURNA A LA AGENCIA DEL M.P.O.C. EN VIA DENUNCIA EL DECESO DE UNA PERSONA DEL SEXO MASCULINO QUIEN LLEVARA POR NOMBRE JESUS JOAQUÍN ISORCIA HARO DE 24 AÑOS DE EDAD, QUIEN PRESENTA VARIOS IMPACTOS DE BALA EN DIFERENTES PARTES DEL CUERPO, EL CUAL SE ENCONTRABA A BORDO DE UN VEHICULO MARCA TOYOTA TACOMA EL CUAL PRESENTA VARIOS IMPACTOS DE ARMA DE FUEGO, ASI MISMO LESIONANDO AL DE NOMBRE OSVALDO PARRA LOA DE 31 AÑOS DE EDAD, HECHOS OCURRIDOS EN LA CALLE ECUATORIANOS ENTRE BRASILEÑOS Y ACUEDUCTO DE LA COLONIA INF. LATINOS, QUEDANDO BAJO OFICIO NO. TST/2499/2008.

  2. farhad says:

    Our thoughts are with your family, Joaquin. I feel their grief – my own son is 23 today. “Hatred cannot counter hatred – only love is that sacred.” (Al Howard). Rest in Peace.

  3. nullrend says:

    It’s fucked up how them narcos don’t care about making sure they’re actually killing the right people.

    Sooner or later armed civilians will get involved and then the war will really be on.

    Get ready.

  4. Michele Guieu says:

    Very sad news….

  5. widowcentauri says:

    Death sucks. He rocked as a musician. I would love to come to the show.

  6. Celessstino says:

    ..see you bro at great gig on the sky…

  7. dc says:

    So very sad that life has become so cheap in TJ due to drugs and a fight for control among gruglords.

  8. shawny says:

    jesus i love you baybee and regardless we will always be together and there will never be another boo like you hunnie…. heres my last kiss and hug to you till i see u again much love good bye

  9. Richiele Sloan says:

    Jesus spent a lot of time in my home in chula vista as did many of the kids growing up with My daughter Shawnasea my house was always open to the kids.
    They all have a special Place in my heart Jesus was a great guy.
    He will be missed so sorry to all he left behind.
    Richiele Sloan

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