Luis Almendares,, 35, a freelance journalist was shot dead on September 28 in Comayagua, 60 kilometers north of the capital Tegucigalpa in a drive by shooting while he had gone to a shop.  The journalist was shot on Sunday, September 27 by two people riding a motorcycle and succumbed to his injuries on Monday, police said. The murder is under investigation. Almendares was a known critic of the president and had also raised concerns about the special protection system for journalists introduced by the government.

On October 2, the spokesperson for the ministry of security announced that the law enforcement agencies had identified the suspects and were in the process of securing warrants for their arrests.