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.