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Two arrested in death of Playa del Carmen police officer

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two men have been taken into police custody in the shooting death of a Playa del Carmen police officer. Their arrests were made Friday morning for their alleged involvement in the death of the municipal officer the day before.

The two men, identified as Marco Antonio N and Erik Alejandro N, were handed over to the State Attorney General’s Office after their 3:00 a.m. detainment. Marco N was wounded during the course of his arrest.

The two arrested are believed involved in and / or responsible for the shooting death of a municipal police officer Thursday. The officer was shot along with his partner while sitting inside their unit outside a convenience store. The driver of the police unit, Manuel N, died of his injuries.

Both shooters reportedly fled on foot before hopping aboard a nearby motorcycle.