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Police Executed in Mazatlan

Saturday, January 30, 2010 |

State police chief is executed in the the community known as the Golden Zone.

Mazatlan, Sinaloa- At 1515 hours today a state police chief was killed in a shootout.

The police chief, Cecilio Elias Tinoco, was killed while traveling on board a blue and gold SUV Explorer with plates, VLF-2541, on Rafel Buelna Avenue around 1515 hours.

The incident occurred on Rafael Buelna Avenuein in front of the hotel San Diego. A group of sicarios that were travelling in another vehicle shot miltiple times at the driver's side of the vehicle. The sicarios then got out of their vehicle and shot up the SUV killing the officer.

In the scene they found more than 30 spent casings from both an AR-15 and an AK-47.

It appeared that the officer did not have time to respond to the attack as his 9mm handgun was till tucked in his waist.

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5 Borderland Beat Comments:

Renee Domeier said...

What date did this happen please??

BUGGS said...

Friday, January 29, 2010.

Renee Domeier said...

Thank you. Geeez so awful, hope they find the bastards!! are you here in Maz? We are. You a blogger?

BUGGS said...

Hi, no I am in Albuquerque, NM. You are lucky, I wish I was in Mazatlan right now, it was snowing here yesterday :(

Yes I am a blogger, have a good time!

Anonymous said...

Honestly it is time you americans wake up, we were here in October 2010 and again in March 2011, the hatred of you people is understandable, you sell guns to the cartels and then buy their drugs, shame on you, this place is a blood bath waiting to happen, we are going home to Australia and telling anybody who wants to listen DONT GO HERE

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