Was Venezuela’s rebel cop executed? Leaked photos raise questions

Caracas (CNN)Oscar Perez knew death was closing in, but he was still trying to make a deal. Where did Oscar Perez come from? Before he died at age 36, Perez had been a well-respected police instructor, skilled helicopter pilot and actor in a Venezuelan action film, but was not known outside law enforcement circles. That changed on June 2017, when Perez stole a police helicopter and dropped stun grenades over the Supreme Court and Ministry of Interior in the heart of Caracas. He also released a video surrounded by hooded, armed men pledging to overthrow the “tyranny” of Venezuela’s socialist government. “We are carrying out a deployment by air and land with the sole purpose to return the democratic power …