Subject Matter: State Preventative Police, La Paz, Baja California Sur
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Reporter: Zeta Investigations
The Commander General of the State Preventative Police of Baja California Sur, Luis Alejandro Osorio Alvarez, was attacked with gunfire around 11am on Friday the 13th of May, by an armed commando when he was travelling in a white dodge ram, around Calle Himno Nacional and the trans peninsular highway, at the height of El Progreso Colonia.
The Sicario's, according to witnesses, were travelling aboard a coffee colored Volkswagen Jetta, they closed down and stopped the passage of the official, who had no police emblems on his vehicle, and started shooting at the vehicles occupants.
The Commander General, and the second man on board from the PEP, Francisco Javier Moreno Montano, received three shots in the body, seeing their predicament, they called for help, and patrols of PEP and Municipal Police of La Paz arrived.
The Sicario's according to witnesses, fled the zone quickly but only managed to go one block, then let loose into a fierce gun battle that continued while a strong mobilization was raised in the El Progreso, La Pitahaya and Diana Laura Colonias.
During the confrontation, one of the Sicario's was shot by the security forces, and remained dead inside their vehicle, another was detained, and three managed to flee on foot, armed, towards the zona de tolerancia, specifically toward the bars "Mi Ranchito" and "Valle Verde", where the forces extended their search for the Sicario's.
In the gas station "Servi - Gas", the confrontation started between criminals and security forces, a civilian was killed in the cross fire, and who remains unknown to the best data.
As a result, a PEP agent Juan Carlos Cazanova Posada, and a Municipal Policeman of La Paz, Jose Carlos Espinoza Sanchez were wounded with four and two shots to the torso respectively.
Original article in Spanish at Zetatijuana