The municipal president of Cuernavaca, José Luis Uriostegui Salgado, stated that the death toll from the shootout between Cuernavaca preventive police and members of organized crime was nine people.
Initially, the Secretariat for Citizen Protection and Assistance (SEPRAC) issued a statement and put the death toll from the violent events at 10: two police officers, six alleged criminals and two civilians attacked by the armed group, but in the adjustment of official data it was reported that Only one of the civilians attacked by the criminal commando died.
Although the Preventive Police of Cuernavaca He alone confronted the criminals who were traveling in two vans and a motorcyclethe councilor maintained that the municipality will not join the Coordinated Command Police because it is proven that the system “does not work anywhere in the state.”
The mayor maintained that they did not receive support from other corporations, since the same general of the 24 Military Zone told them that they received the request for help very late, in addition to not receiving information from C4 or C5.
Death of state police confirmed
For its part, the State Public Security Commission (CESP) reported that on Sunday night, elements carrying out patrols in the municipality of Tetecala, in the south of the state, were attacked by armed individuals traveling aboard a truck, so They asked for support from more units.
Upon arrival at the place, They located an injured member of the Morelos Police and transferred him to a hospitalHowever, minutes later he lost his life due to gunshot wounds.
In response, they searched for the vehicle where the attackers were traveling and located it on the Mexico-Acapulco highway, near the town of Alpuyeca.
“When contacting the driver, he fired gunshots, so The officers repelled the attack, the alleged attacker died at the scene.“, CESP reported in a statement.