The Associated Press
October 16, 2008
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela says six people, including three army intelligence officials and a police officer, have been detained in the killing of an opposition student leader.
Justice Minister Tarek Al Aissami says two civilians were detained along with the intelligence employees and officer, who had been suspended from Venezuela's scientific and investigative police for disciplinary reasons.
Al Aissami said Thursday the presumed murder weapon was recovered, and that authorities were investigating two additional suspects.
University of Zulia student Julio Soto died Oct. 1 when his vehicle was sprayed with gunfire.
Soto helped organize protests against constitutional amendments proposed by President Hugo Chavez last year.