Gonzales is the right hand man of Colonel Cortez, and would be killed by Tommy Vercetti as a favor to Cortez in Vice City. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it is revealed that Gonzales steals some of Cortez's cocaine to make a side profit. He also judges a man by the way that he plays golf. Vic works directly for Gonzales briefly, but Gonzales cuts off his relationship with Vic after a large amount of cocaine he stole from Cortez was almost stolen by others. After Gonzales has some hairy encounters with drug baron Ricardo Diaz, Diaz blackmails him: Gonzales must tell him about all of Cortez's shipments going down in Vice City, and in return, Diaz will keep quiet about Gonzales' thievery of Cortez's coke. This explains how Diaz knew about and ambushed Tommy Vercetti's drug deal in Vice City, since Cortez was the one who arranged it. After allying with Diaz, Gonzales leaves town via the airport and is attacked by the Sharks en route. The reason for the Sharks attack is unknown, but it is suggested that Gonzales was in a heavy battle for mass amounts of drugs against the Sharks.