Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Soldiers Kill 5 Gunmen in Shootout in Guerrero

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 |

Five suspected criminals died in a shootout with army troops in a mountainous area in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, state prosecutors said.

Soldiers from the 19th Infantry Battalion killed the gunmen Sunday afternoon in El Guayabal, a community near the resort city of Zihuatanejo, said a Guerrero Attorney General’s Office spokesman.

The gunmen attacked the soldiers, who returned fire, killing the five unidentified men.

Soldiers found 10 rifles, ammunition clips and ammunition among the belongings of the gunmen.

The area where the shootout occurred in the mountains of Zihuatanejo, near the border with Michoacan state, is the scene of regular shootouts involving drug traffickers.

The Familia Michoacana and Los Caballeros Templarios cartels both operate in the area, a prime poppy-growing region.

Neighboring Michoacan has been plagued by a wave of violence blamed on the turf war between the Los Caballeros Templarios and La Familia Michoacana cartel.

Los Caballeros Templarios was created in March 2011 by former members of the La Familia Michoacana.

Servando Gomez Martinez shares the leadership of Los Caballeros Templarios with Enrique Plancarte.

Illegal logging is also common in the area, which is closely watched by environmentalists, with rival loggers sometimes engaging in shootouts.

Source: EFE

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Anonymous said...

To die so youg for what and who? Fools.

Anonymous said...

2 of those guys look like they are playing possum. Someone better go check on them.

Anonymous said...

What happen to what they say in the narco corridos "que andan empecherados y con muchos cartuchos". These guys looked like starving homies from east l.a. No que muy cvabrones! Sigan matando lacras heroico ejercito mexicano y marina armada de mexico. Aun con sus escandalos internos y alguna corrupcion, sigan tumbando cabezas. Si no lo hace las fuerzas militares de mexico algun dia los sicarios handaran libremente como los hacen los maras en el salvador.

Anonymous said...

rival loggers? dayum im glad the violence hasnt spilled into us soil. cuz these essays would be shooting it out over yardwork

Anonymous said...

Why are all this guys shirtless

Anonymous said...

Why are all this guys shirtless???????????¿¿¿¿

Anonymous said...

Im no expert on how dead people fall down, but something looks fishy bout those pics.

Anonymous said...

Why were the shirts removed? First gunman has an eerie look of fear on his death face no blood on the others? Invisible bullets??

Anonymous said...

These idiots look like they died of hunger someone should of gave them a taco before death

Anonymous said...

Yeh the scence does look fishy right when i saw the first pics i started thinking it looks staged the weapons dont look natural to how the guys fell and yeh whats with all the shirts off? I wonder if they were innocents and the army staged the scene wouldn't be the first time its like army soilders from any country including the u.s are always killing innocent civilians yet there never called monsters when they fuk up but cartels kill civilians and there called monsters cuz of it

Anonymous said...

I'm a white female and know zero about guns...1st kid is skin and bones, looks like his bloody right arm was across his belly but appears to been moved to his side OR shot off in bicept area...2nd kid shows no wound, no blood and his weapon looks posed like 3rd kid's weapon...3rd kid appears to possibly have been sitting with hands raised in surrender but fell backwards -- as if shot in cold blood after trying to surrender and his weapon looks posed too.

Anonymous said...

Guns look planted too u dumb asses. Im sure they took away or stole their vest befefore they took their pictures.

Anonymous said...

These guys were executed by the Army..

Anonymous said...

Why are there guns so properly place so close to their body's??? Hmmm interesting! Sometimes what happens in Mexico only stays in Mexico!

Anonymous said...

cheesus these guys look like 19 or 21!! So young. I can imagine the dialogue when they joined the cartel:

"hey lets get us some easy money ese and join up with this cartel they got guns, coke, money and the ladies will be all over us!! easy life ese."

Look at you now. Dead as a dodo and why? defending some scumbags criminals enterprise. He won't even spare a thought thinking about these kids as they will be replaced in record time but its a good thing they are this stupid as they will always get their asses handed to them by the military.

They have forever tarnished their names also as anyone who knew them would only remember they were a narco piece of shit that hurt others and helped ruin Mexico.

Idiots.

Anonymous said...

were is the blood on the 2nd and 3rd guys were they shot in the back or executed

Anonymous said...

I like seeing these dead fuckers. I just wish there were hundreds, thousands more of their worthless bodies.

Anonymous said...

The guns look planted all of them fell the same way?? these pics dont look like a shootout..execution maybe?

Anonymous said...

Who cares they were laid out next to their weapons.the important thing is that fine young skinny killer crackheads are dead,and not captured.

Anonymous said...

this people look like kidnapped people if u tell me...

Anonymous said...

So they got shot in the back. Oh well..... That is the end of the road for these thugs. The Mexican military should execute all cartel members on-site. If that's already happening, good. And no human rights bull-shit, please.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they gave up but the military still executed them..no mercy.

Anonymous said...

looks like they posed the weapons next to the bodies. wonder if they were really narcos or just more innocents used as fodder.

Anonymous said...

First of all "kuddos" to the Mexican Army, I'm a little concerned on the two subjects with no shirts, where are the bullet wounds? Now if the army had to shoot them in the back running away like cowards then so be it, atleast they can't hurt anyone else.

Anonymous said...

NO MERCY FOR TERRORISTS. THESE ARE GUNMEN THAT, WHEN THEY DO NOT HAVE MERCY KILL CHILDREN, PREGNANT WOMEN AND unarmed people. GLORY TO THE MEXICAN ARMY.

Anonymous said...

The soldiers probably threw the guns next to them after the shootout. Its very possible the gunmen fired and at somepoint tried to flee without thier guns. They are all in the same pose so the bodies and guns were picked up and moved probably for a better picture.

Anonymous said...

The reason they look placed ( rifles) that is is cuz.they are standard operation procedure is to.take the them away.and then they probably put them back when the press got.there after taking out the ammo peace loks

Anonymous said...

They are young. Most sicarios are only 18-22. The pay is good for Mexican standards...they get 18000 pesos every 2 weeks. The reason they look so skinny is that they live in their vehicles and eat food on the run. Being a sicario is 24/7 job and they are told when they are recruited that they will probably never see their families again. If they do have a wife and children they only get to see them long enough to change clothes and that is only if they are stationed in the same area that they live in.

Anonymous said...

Man,first you get people talking all greasy about,"have no mercy on these cartel thugs"Now we got,oohh,"they were killed in cold blood,where are their shirts"?"That's not right"Get the fuck outta here,if you in this shit rollin with AKs and ARs,then your ass is fair game,end of story.
The story says they started bangin on soldiers?
And guess what happened?They got their ass murked.Shoot at soldiers and 99% of the time your ass is mili mincemeat.Fuck em,these are the type picking innocent people up,and sayin they cartel related.There is no good cartel.Fuck em.

Anonymous said...

Those skinny little fucks will kill cut your head off for a hit of crack and laugh about it..what are they gonna do now? The don't serve crack in hell

Anonymous said...

No one said anything about giving mercy you dick face. These bitches deserve death! Its just weird that there is no blood no/shirts. Kill em on site, I agree on that. Now go slap your english teacher faggot.

Anonymous said...

The first rule the Mexican military needs to follow is this: if we see you toting a gun, it's shoot to kill, you and anyone with you. If you're in a vehicle, we have the right to fire a missile at that vehicle. Just kill these fuckers on sight where ever they lurk. The problem is corruption in the Mexican military - that's why they don't do it - they are in it for the protection money.

kc5436 said...

Those bodies are posed. Period. Someone is hiding something here. I dont beleive a word of the MX military or govt regarding this story...

Anonymous said...

Sicarios are just like any other soldier (minus awesome training), they are usually deployed throughout mexico and never close to home.

Anonymous said...

This guy knows whats going on, unlike alot of peopld reading these articles.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree that bodies and guns were planted. Dont know if they were executed but dont look like firefight to me

Anonymous said...

You are a sick bastard

Anonymous said...

You dumbasses clearly you know one dude had his arm blown off, another is shot in the face neck area and the other 2 were shot in the back and flipped over that's why the guns look outta place. Idiots

Anonymous said...

Why assume that we will get to see pictures of bodies as they are hitting the ground? Think about it. They died and were checked for signs of life, maybe searched, maybe the weapons were secured until the scene was safe then placed for pictures. The weapons may have been cross crossed and placed by the wrong body before the pic. Maybe a trophy weapon was procured by the security forces. Who frkn cares? Hoody-hoo-hoo!! Y'all wasn't good pics? Enlist in the armed services today. I'll trade some good pics with ya.

Anonymous said...

Well my familia lives in apatzingan and say that the federales or mex army kill innocent farmers and just plant a rifle on them and tell the local news that they killed so much bad guys, most of the bad guys always carry extra ammo so it is kinnda fishy

Anonymous said...

Those kids choose the bad turn in life and payed for it. I mean, what chances you got of having a good life when you grow up on the street, you only know violence and death. This will be the result. Youngsters died of what, defending their so called boss that don't gives a f*ck about who they were.

5 kids are dead, 5 other kids are ready to join the cartel...A vicious cycle.

Anonymous said...

No shirts because its summer in guerrero, and its hot as hell. Second if those guys were shot in the back. Assuming they are using the standard 5.56 nato round, there woulde be exit wounds out the front, but none. First cat looks like he was involved in a shoot out. Other three not so much. So there is a little something to ponder about this.

Anonymous said...

Man we got some brilliant fucking minds on this blog. It looks fishy, it was staged, something is wrong here, etc. One commenter says his family in apatzingan says the army is corrupt. Apatzingan is wall-to-wall caballeros templarios right?

We have some true forensic genius on this board. Smart, smart people who can give us in-depth forensic analysis with one look at some photos ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.

Anonymous said...

That 2nd guy looks like rinse Marino

Anonymous said...

who really cares how they died even if the military captured them without a fight THEN executed them who the hell is going to miss these narco scum?

Anonymous said...

FnFal is also a mx military rifle .308 would go thru them farmers like butter and leave an exit wound. 5.56 would leave ugly exit wounds. Guerrero is hot no doubt about it but these guys lack pigment to be shirtless in the sun. My guess is that the first died under fire and the other were executed japanese style with a bullet straight through the top of the head aiming down. I know CDS de-shirts there kills. But maybe they had fancy ed hardy shirts and the soldiers liked them.

Anonymous said...

okay mexwood looks great in hollywood bodies without bullet holes and no blood comon

Anonymous said...

Nah these five don't look like bad ass apples. These are just regular crooks that were executed by the military. Probably halcones. The pictures show everything I need to know. If they had wanted to ambush the army the fatigues will be way different.

Anonymous said...

First guy was the only one firing, the only one with the balls to do so. Even if he was a criminal, he died fighting. Fair game.

The other two look shot in the back, executed. This is NOT what soldiers or cops are supposed to do, if someone surrenders, you take them in for interrogation. What happened here is a typical "Seek and destroy" mission by the military, pais by a rival cartel to take out certain people.

p.s. If you think the military are trustworthy, your a fool.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the 1st cadaver was scared and died pretty fast,judging by all the bullets in his leg he would have bled out in a minute or two , the second cadaver has an emotionless face which is bizzare..the third cadaver looks like he was choked to death look how his arms are up and bent n his face tells a story of suffering..i really hope these were bad guys as their deaths look like slow methodicall executions

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