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Four charged in death of Cancun police officer

Cancún, Q.R. — Four people have been charged in the death of a Cancun police officer after he was gunned down near Puerto Juarez in July.

According to the Attorney General of the state, four people have been charged for their alleged involvement in the death of ministerial police officer, Juan Carlos Morales Lopez. The charges come after an attack against a police commander in Puerto Juarez in which Morales Lopez was killed.

The State Attorney General’s Office reports the charges are the result of investigative work by the public prosecutor’s office and the ministerial police. They say that those charged have been identified as Jesus N, Álvaro N, Sebastian N and Diego N.

Photos: Fiscalía General de Quintana Roo

Only one of the four was arrested on a Cancun street, while the other three were notified of the charges against them. They are currently in Cereso (Cancun prison) for other charges since the July incident.

All four are reported to be members of the criminal gang Los Pelones, who, on the night of the July shooting, thought they were attacking members from a rival gang, the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación (CJNG).

All four are being charged with homicide.