|José Alberto Barragán|
|Born|| ca. 1934|
February 17, 1968
|Cause of death||Shot dead|
|Date|| February 17, 1968|
|Location(s)||El Cedral, Colombia|
José Alberto Barragán was a Colombian farmer who killed seven people and wounded four others in El Cedral, a village near Tello, Colombia on February 17, 1968, before being shot dead by soldiers.
At approxomately 3 p.m. that day Barragán arrived at the farm "Villa Nohora", which was owned by José Palacio. There he killed four of Palacios's children with a machete, and afterward attacked Ruth Charry and her daughter Yolanda, seriously wounding the former, and killing the latter.
Barragán next made his way to the finca "El Danubio", where he killed his wife Mercedes Reyes Rodriguez, as well as a boy named Pedro Granados. Subsequently he attacked an army patrol at the military post in El Cedral, wounding three soldiers in the process, until he was killed by a barrage of responding gunfire.
- Yolanda Charry, 5
- Pedro Granados
- Albino Palacios, 6
- Bertilda Palacios, 1
- Edgar Palacios, 2
- Hector Palacios, 3
- Mercedes Reyes Rodriguez, 30, Barragán's wife
Wounded were Ruth Charry, Argemiro Diaz, and two others.