Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sonora Police Threaten Journalist
An incident on Paeso de Cedro blvd. occurred when a large contingent of uniformed PEI (State Police Investigators) officers arrived to the scene of a deadly shooting that left two of their fellow officers dead. An armed group of sicarios had caught the two officers by surprise when assailants pulled up in a late model truck and attempted to abduct them.
The officers resisted. The gunmen opened fire, killing them instantly. The suspects have not been apprehended at this time.
Right after the shooting, photographer Julián Ortega was on the scene to cover the story. He was taking pictures of the officers arriving in their vehicles when suddenly the PEI officers got out of their cars and quickly swarmed Ortega, took his camera, and began to threaten him.
A picture was taken by a brave observer who had a clear vantage point and has made its way through Twitter and Facebook.