By Chris Covert
Four Monterrey, Nuevo Leon police agents, presumably Monterrey Policias Regales were shot to death in Monterrey Friday night, according to Mexican news accounts.
The officers were identified as Roberto Lara Cruz, Juan José Ines Alamilla Martinez, Rigoberto Martinez and Javier Eduardo Vazquez Gonzalez. The officers were all from assigned sectors in eastern and southern Monterrey.
An armed group dismounting from a Ford Crown Victoria and a Volkswagen Beetle sedans entered a residence on Calle Nueva Rosita in Madero colony in Monterrey, started firing their weapons in the area, and then took the four officers from the home. Authorities found several spent shell casings for AR-15 assault rifles at the scene.
A fifth unidentified police agent was also at the residence when the assault took place but was not taken by the armed suspects.
The suspects then drove the four to calles Julian Villareal and Nardo near a warehouse in Cementos colony, where the suspects fired on the officers, killing three. The fourth victim survived the shooting but later died a university hospital.
A total of seven other individuals were killed or found dead in Nuevo Leon state including in Monterrey city.
- Two unidentified inmates, one male and one woman were found dead at the Topo Chico Centro de Readaptacion Social (CERESO) in Monterrey city early Saturday morning at about 0130 hrs. The male inmate was apparently attacked and stabbed to death. Prison authorities did not disclose the cause of death of the female.
- An unidentified woman in her 30s was found dead on the road to Tampico and Calle 21 de marzo,in Madero colony at around 0830 hrs Saturday morning. The victim has been kidnapped and gagged at the mouth by tape before she was killed. The victim had been bludgeoned and then shot to death.
- An elderly couple were found by relatives shot to death in Cadereyta late Friday afternoon. Noel Lorenzo Abreu, 60 and Diana Valez Castro, 50 were found in their home on the Cadereyta to Santiago road at about Kilometer 10, apparent victims of a home invasion robbery.
- Two unidentified men were found dead and in a state of advanced decomposition near a farm in Hidalgo municipality Saturday morning. The find was made by a Mexican Army patrol. The victims were in a shallow grave near the intersection of calles Vicente Fox and Fernando Canales in Crescenciano Lozano colony.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com