Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Police killed in battle with criminals in Chilapa

Translated by O. B. F-W for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article

Elements of the Special Forces confronted presumed criminals in the community of Atzacoaloya; there is one official dead and one injured, informed the Mayor Francisco Javier Garcia.


Presumed integrants of organised crime killed a member of the Special Forces of the State Police and injured another, in the Community of Atzacoaloya, belonging to the Town of Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero.

The Municipal President of Chilapa, Francisco Javier Garcia Gonzalez, informs that after the battle last night, personnel of the Mexican Army, the Gendarmeria, and the State Police patrolled the Town and Communities to avoid more confrontations.

While making a patrol in Atzacoaloya, elements of the Special Forces came across presumed organised criminals and had an interchange of gunfire.

In the confrontation a Policeman of the State Special Forces died, and another officer was wounded. On the side of the criminals there are no reports of detainees or injured or dead.

The Mayor Francisco Javier Garcia travelled to Chilpancingo to apply Security reinforcements.

The Municipal President admitted that the Town in his charge, is disputed by the criminal groups Los Ardillos and Los Rojos.

Original article in Spanish at Milenio