Cancun, Q.R. — A man was shot dead by police during a confrontation in Cancun.
The confrontation took place between two men and federal police in the troubled region 259 of Cancun. Reports say that one man was shot and killed while the other fled the scene.
According to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Quintana Roo, shortly after 9:00 p.m., a confrontation between alleged criminals and members of the federal police took place. The police were doing routine surveillance when the shooting was reported.
One of the alleged criminals was killed on Avenida Tulipanes on a dirt road behind the grocery store, Chedraui in region 259 after firing his gun at police. The second criminal managed to flee.
There were no additional details released by the attorney general’s office about the incident or deceased.
The shooting comes less than three days after a Cancun police officer was shot and killed and an Isla Mujeres commander injured, after a group opened fire on police in Cancun.