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Man arrested in Playa del Carmen after car chase, shots at police

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A shooting in downtown Playa del Carmen has resulted in one person being arrested and no report of injuries.

A male driver of a gray BMW was being stopped by police in the area of Nueva Creación when he refused and accelerated, resulting in a police chase. The vehicle finally came to a stop in the area of 28 de Julio near the Municipal Palace at around 6:00 a.m. in the center of town where the driver exited his car and began his escape on foot, firing shots at police.

Elements of the Municipal Police that responded to the 911 call reported that upon arriving on scene, a gray BMW was seen parked on the sidewalk with the driver’s door open. A few meters away, police say they located a firearm and shell casings.

Police surrounded the zone and closed off streets to traffic while they hunted for the suspect. The male driver of the BMW was arrested and handed over to the corresponding authorities. No injuries were reported.