Minutes before 1900 hours on Thursday Gerardo Hipólito Hernández Ibarra, 42, a Sergeant of the Municipal Police in Chihuahua was chased down by an armed commando and killed.
Initial reports say that the officer attempted to counter attack the aggression, but was executed in his attempt to defend himself. After killing the officer the sicarios poured gasoline on the police truck and set it on fire.
Police immediately conducted a massive operation and the police forces managed to locate those responsible for executing the officer that prompted an intense firefight, which resulted in three gunmen being captured.
The criminals were in possession of three assault rifles, a handgun, a bulletproof vest, and other items. The items seized and the suspects were turned over to the proper authorities for prosecution.