At least seven men have died during an armed confrontation, among them was a person identified as El Polo, considered to be the leader of a cell of sicarios loyal to Edgar Valdez Villarreal, a.k.a. La Barbie, a known drug lord in the area. La Barbie was fighting a bitter war against his former ally, Hector Beltran Leyva alias El H for control of the plaza of Acapulco at the time of his arrest.
Initial reports indicate that around 4:00 pm in Cuidad Renacimiento, a group of men dressed in fatigues similar to those worn by the Mexican Marines pulled up to the safe house where the sicarios had been staying and proceeded to open fire with large caliber weapons. The whole incident lasted twenty minutes.
Four bodies were found in the living room, among them a man who appeared to a former comandante for the