Los Mochis, Sinaloa - A group of armed men with high powered rifles and handguns executed a police officer this evening on Saturday January 23 and allegedly abducted "levantaron" a woman who was in company of the officer.
The deceased was identified as Alvaro Alvarado Alvarez, 31 years old, with an address in the community of Nuevo Horizonte.
The identity of women is unknown.
The attack occurred at about 2125 hours in the streets of Nicanor Villarreal and Salvador Alvarado, a few blocks from the house of the dead policeman.
Information collected at the scene indicates that the police officer and the woman arrived to the scene on a red Bora that had a temporary permit with the name of Mirna Encinas Moreno. Both of them were standing by the vehicle talking when they were approached by two vehicles occupied by several gunmen. The officer apparently saw them and fled on foot, but the gunmen fired a burst of fire from an AK-47 or "cuerno de chivo." The officer fell about 25 meters and while lying in the street, the sicarios finished him off with handguns.