Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Nezahualcóyotl, México.—Arturo Flores Martínez, a member of the state commission of public safety (CES), was killed after being shot by a stray bullet during a shootout.
It was his day off and he was only going to the store with his son when they least imagined that they would be in the middle of a shootout between criminals and members of the Bank & Industrial Police Department (PBI), in Mexico City.
Gunmen tried to steal a delivery unit that was being guarded by a member of the PBI.
Suddenly, peace was lost when five men entered the store in which the member of the CES was in with his son.
They asked for directions and before receiving a response, they drew out a pistol and threatened the PBI members.
One of the police reacted at the same time, drawing out his gun to defend himself, as the shootout began.
The officer who repelled the attack managed to wound an assailant but was also grazed by a bullet in the head.
Meanwhile, the member of the CES, who was on his day off, was immersed in the crossfire with his son.
The CES agent sheltered his son with his body. A bullet ricocheted directly at his back, and fell in front of the store, with his son in his arms.
When the paramedics arrived, it was too late to save Arturo Martínez. Several spent .38 and 9mm caliber shells were found at the scene. One of the criminals was wounded and was arrested when he went to seek medical attention at a nearby hospital.
With information from Afondoedomex.com.
Source: El Mañana