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Gunman murders Tulum coffee shop patron for refusing to hand over watch

Tulum, Q.R. — A man was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Tulum for refusing to give up his watch during a daytime robbery. Police and National Guard were on scene at the Tulum Avenue coffee shop where they located one dead adult male.

The deceased, identified as businessman David “G” from Monterrey, was shot to death for what has been reported as refusing to hand over a Rolex watch during a robbery. Another man, Carlos “C”, was found injured at the scene and transferred to hospital.

According to early information, a man entered the coffee shop around 2:00 p.m. and headed toward the two men. David “G” was shot and killed, while Carlos “C”, a business partner, was injured after also being fire upon but returning fire.

The gunman was reported injured during the robbery when Carlos “C” shot back. The gunman managed to flee without being caught. Reports say the gunman arrived in a car with a second person, but only one person from the car entered the coffee shop. Police have not announced any arrests.

It is not clear if the two men were a target in the robbery or simply the only two patrons inside the coffee shop at the time.

In a brief statement, the FGE of Quintana Roo said they have begun an investigation into “the murder of a person that occurred in an establishment in the municipality of Tulum in an attempted robbery.

“One of the assailants was also injured at the scene. This autonomous body works in coordination with security authorities to detain other participants.”