Friday, June 21, 2024

Cop charged with killing pilot of helicopter that crashed

A state of México police officer has been arrested by federal officials for the murder of a 59-year-old helicopter pilot in Rincón de Cristo, Sultepec, on June 16.

Initial reports stated that the officer shot at the helicopter during a confrontation with gangsters.

But an investigation by the federal Attorney General’s Office, supported by the Defense Secretariat and México state police that included interviews with witnesses and ballistic forensic studies, determined that the officer probably shot at the helicopter in error.

According to court documents, the arrested officer shot at the helicopter as it was carrying three women and a child. The passengers were injured when the aircraft crashed, and the pilot died from a gunshot wound.

Source: Milenio (sp), SDP Noticias (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announces the new sanctions against La Nueva Familia Michoacana, speaking at a podium

US announces new sanctions targeting members of La Nueva Familia Michoacana

U.S. officials said the sanctions target leaders, lieutenants and an assassin working for the criminal organization La Nueva Familia Michoacana.
A fisherman points out the bubbling "water eye" in the ocean off Cozumel Island, with a cruise ship and another fishing boat in the background.

Churning “water eye” appears off coast of Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo

The phenomenon is a result of the Yucatán Peninsula's unusual geology.
A person pours water on his face under blazing sun

Heat-related death toll climbs to 155, more than doubling in 3 weeks

Tabasco and Veracruz account for nearly half of all heat-related fatalities in the country so far this year.