Placido Villegas (died 1992) was a sicario for the Medellin Cartel under Pablo Escobar. In 1992, he was shot in the back of the head by Carlos Castaño Gil, who used a pistol to execute him as he was talking to two other criminals in a Medellin barrio. Castano shouted "For Colombia!" before leaving; this was a part of the war between the AUC and Escobar.