|Chief Leyzaola shares a laugh with reporters after the intense gun fight|
A firefight among ministerial, federal and municipal police with an armed group that barricaded themselves in an address located in vicinity of the Avenue Municipio Libre and Libertad Street, created terror among the inhabitants of that section and resulted in two deaths and 3 arrests.
The Municipio Libre Avenue, at the height of the Carlos Adame Street was closed to vehicle traffic, while in Globo Street, lay the bodies of two persons killed in the brutal shootout.
According to official records, at least 10 men took cover in a two story building located on Ulises Irigoyen Street. At that point they confronted the authorities, from 8:20 pm for about one hour until they were subdued.
The aggressors were constantly challenging the corporations and at least one of them identified himself as municipal agent.
The Municipal Police snipers placed SSPM to repel aggression, while the perpetrators often interfered with police radio frequency and challenged the corporation by issuing warnings such as “Do not mess with Salvador Chairez”. Chairez is a local leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The vicinity was bursting with police officers of all corporations and fire elements. Usage among the different radio bands was compromised, which prompted the Federal Police to contract the armor vehicle “Rhino”, and advance to the area of the intense gunfire. The bullet-proof vehicle was used to blast through the door of the building and subdue the gun men, whom one of them was a municipal police.
Julian Leyzaola, chief of this corporation, stated that the clash started when a kidnapping attempt of a woman was reported to the Municipal Police and agents of this corporation located the group that was travelling with long guns in sight.
After following them, the men took cover in the building of the Colonia Chavena, located in the streets of Municipio Libre and Ulises Irigoyen, which in minutes the gunmen were surrounded causing the confrontation, he added.
The chief detailed that two aggressors died and two were injured while one more was unharmed.
Source: DiarioTV-La Jornada
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