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One killed in Cancun police shootout during arrest

Cancún, Q.R. — One person has been arrested after a shootout with Cancun police that left one dead.

The shooing occurred between Cancun policías ministeriales and a woman when police arrived at a home in the La Joya subdivision to make an arrest. The home visit was part of their investigation into a recent shooting in SM 75 of Cancun that left two dead.

When police arrived at the Ja Joya home, two of its occupants fled with the woman firing at police. In the process, the young woman reported to be in her 20s, lost her life.

The intended arrest was for Juan Diego N.V. who police believe is responsible for the Tuesday deaths of two in SM 75 as well as a bar shooting in February that left five dead.

Attorney General of the State, Oscar Montes de Oca Rosales reported that Juan Diego previously worked for the criminal group Los Pelones and is currently part of a cell of hit men from the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación.

“He belonged to Los Pelones cartel and went to the Jalisco cartel for a new generation … they are jumping from one group to another. They are betraying each other which is why more confrontations arise between them,” he explained.

Oscar Montes de Oca acknowledged that Diego is a key player in the operation of the drug trafficking group and is allegedly involved in several executions.

In February, five people died inside La Kuka bar in Cancun when gunmen entered and began shooting. No arrests in that case were made until now.

Police did not leave the area before arresting Juan Diego in SM 254 with support from Navy personnel. The forensic team arrived to remove the body. The accused will be held for the state attorney.