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Couple shot at by Cancun police involved in area kidnappings

Cancun, Q.R. — UPDATED: A man and woman who were shot at by Cancun police Thursday night are believed involved in area kidnappings.

During a press conference, head of the State Attorney General’s Office, Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales, released details of the shooting explaining that the shooting of the man, which lead to his arrest, occurred after an attempt to flee.

He said agents of the Ministerial Police from the anti-kidnapping unit went to a Cancun address to complete an arrest warrant for Luis M. When they arrived, the subject fled on a motorcycle with a woman.

During the persecution, the woman, who was a Colombian living in the area since February, pulled out a gun and fired at agents who responded by firing their weapons and injuring both. Subsequently, the persecuted crashed the motorcycle into an electricity pole. The woman died on scene.

Luis M, the wounded motorcycle driver, remains in police custody. He is the brother of another man known to police as the leader of a gang of six to seven kidnappers and extortionists. Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales said they are investigating other kidnapping cases.

UPDATE: The State Attorney General’s Office has confirmed there is a record that the now detained is involved in at least two kidnappings, one of them against a woman and her 11-year-old daughter in the municipality of Carrillo Puerto and another in the municipality of Benito Juárez.

Likewise, the motorcycle in which Luis M used in an attempt to escape with the woman was also used to collect ransom for one of the kidnappings.