In a statement issued near midnight on Friday, the state government reported that a group of men attacked soldiers guarding the amphitheater where the body of the suspected plaza leader was held.
Elements of the armed forces shot to death four suspected criminals when they attacked the military in an attempt to steal the body of , alias El Pokemon , identified as the leader of the criminal group Los Zetas in the region of Cordoba, in the state of Veracruz.
On Thursday 27 December, soldiers working as part of the Coordinated Operation Safe Veracruz, faced off with a cell of organized crime in the Congregation on 2o de noviembre, of the same city.
It was reported that operations had killed five suspected gunmen but it wasn't until Friday afternoon that the Attorney General of the State of Veracruz verified that among the dead was the plaza chief of Los Zetas.
In the statement issued near midnight on Friday, the state government reported that a group of men attacked the soldiers guarding the amphitheater where the body of the plaza leader lay.
The members of the order repelled the attack and shot dead four gunmen who fired from a vehicle against the military installation which contained the bodies of the five criminals killed on Thursday.
Elements assigned to the coordinated program "Veracruz Seguro" established a security perimeter around the area to protect civilians. Ministerial authorities arrived on the scene, who testified the facts.
At the scene they secured vehicles, weapons and a grenade, which were made available to the appropriate authority.
It is known that in May of this 2012, Ángel Enrique Uscanga Marín, El Pokemon was arrested in the town of Amatlán de los Reyes for the crime of theft of motor vehicles, however, he was released..