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Municipal Police Director of Tulum killed

Tulum, Q.R. — The Attorney General’s Office of Quintana Roo has confirmed the shooting death of Hugo Trejo, the Municipal Police Director of Tulum.

The shooting attack occurred Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. on Mercurio Street when he was targeted by subjects in a passing vehicle. The director was in the company of his escort at the time of the shooting. His escort was injured, but not fatally.

Police report Trejo was shot by subjects in a moving black suburban while inside his truck. The say bullet impacts against the truck showed it to be a heavy caliber firearm. Trejo died while being transferred to Playa del Carmen hospital.

The Secretary of Public Security, Alberto Capella, called the perpetrators “damn cowards” for attacking Tulum police. The State Attorney General’s Office says they will put all technical and scientific resources to use to find those responsible.