Andrés Eloy Nieves Zacarías, a journalist working for La Guacamaya TV, was shot dead when soldiers from the Fuerzas de Acciones Especiales (FAES), entered the office of the TV station and opened fire on August 22 in  Cabimas municipality of Zulia province. The TV station claimed that after killing the journalists soldiers placed weapons close to his body. FAES has claimed that they soldiers entered the office following a confrontation with journalists, who were armed.

Tarek William Saab, attorney general, designated by the National Constituent Assembly, said on August 25 that two agents of the Fuerzas de Acciones Especiales (FAES) had been charged for the murder of Andrés Eloy Nieves Zacarías and Víctor Torres. The officials charged, José Contreras and Néstor Olano, faced a hearing for homicide with treachery, improper use of organic weapons and for illegally entering the radio station. The two charged were the ones leading the operation against the two journalists.