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One of the men killed during Cancun holiday party identified as former police officer

Cancun, Q.R. — One of the two men killed in an armed attack during a Cancun holiday party has been identified as a former police officer. The targeted attack happened at a private party in the El Milagro residential area of Cancun around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Three people died and others injured in the attack that reportedly involved six armed men. According to early reports, one man identified as Iván “C”, a former municipal police officer, was killed after being shot numerous times. He has since been reported as the alleged leader of a Sinaloa Cartel criminal cell.

Four others, three women and one man, were transferred to Cancun hospital with undisclosed injuries. The man, identified as 27-year-old Alejandra S, died shortly after being admitted. One of the women is also reported to have died after being taken to an emergency clinic in SM 21 in a private vehicle.

More than 40 9 mm and 7.62 caliber casings were collected from the scene by agents from the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE). Two Quintana Roo plated vehicles were seized from the property along with one registered in the state of Nuevo León. Reports say the former municipal officer Iván “C” was the intended target.

On Wednesday, Rubén Oyarvide who heads State Public Security, said that they were already investigating the situation. The now-deceased officer was relieved from his duties in 2020 and was also a fugitive, wanted by Quintana Roo police.

Ovarvide said they are investigating how a wanted former police officer was at a party with fellow active officers.

“It is already being investigated. The Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement, it is unfortunate (…) for my part we are already taking action in this regard (…) we cannot put aside what is happening,” he said adding that the only way to act against agents involved in organized crime and other bad practices is the application of the law.