Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Police commander ambushed and killed in Jalisco

Armed civilians killed a police officer in Jalisco today, the second such attack in two days.

Municipal police commander José Manuel de Anda Tapia was killed in an ambush while driving home in the company of another officer, who was wounded in the shooting.

The attack followed the release of a warning video earlier this week by a suspected local gang leader who demanded police return firearms and drugs seized in a confrontation on November 28. He gave them three hours to respond.

The attackers fired on the police officers from two vehicles in the Alcantarilla neighborhood of El Salto, which is within the metropolitan area of Guadalajara.

On Monday, six state police officers were killed in the southern coast town of La Huerta by gunmen believed to be part of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. They were attempting to free a man who was in the custody of police.

The gunmen fled towards Autlán in three vehicles, leaving two burning vehicles in their wake in the nearby municipality of Tomatlán in an attempt to hinder pursuit.

Source: Diario de México (sp), El Financiero (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Worried guests gather around a hot tub in Puerto Peñasco

Wife of US tourist who died in Puerto Peñasco hot tub electrocution files US $1M suit

5
When she saw her husband struggling under the water, Zambrano jumped in to help, only to be electrocuted herself.
A group of mostly Black migrants, some of whom maybe be undocumented foreigners, walks down a Mexican highway under a bright sun.

Nearly 1.4 million undocumented migrants detected in Mexico so far this year

1
The National Immigration Institute (INM) data on encounters from January to May is almost double the number for all of 2023.
NOAA satellite imagery of low pressure system in Gulf of Mexico

Meteorologists monitor possible tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico

0
A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could become a tropical storm by midweek, as torrential rains hit the Yucatán peninsula.