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Suspect in a shooting in Merida’s downtown captured

by Yucatan Times
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The suspect is originally from Chiapas and is married to an American woman.

(MERIDA – SSP) – Thanks to the excellent work of the Yucatan state police, under the command of Luis Felipe Saidén, Alberto H. R., 71 years old, originally from the state of Chiapas, accused of shooting a man in Merida’s downtown. This subject is accused of allegedly attacking with a firearm 42-year-old, J.P.G.L., in Merida’s Centro.

This Thursday, an arrest warrant was executed against Alberto H., who allegedly shot the victim on Monday, December 20, who, as a result of the injuries caused, is now struggling between life and death.

Elements of the Secretariat of Public Security (S.S.P.) attached to the State Investigation Police (P.E.I.) in coordination with the State Attorney General’s Office (F.G.E.), apprehended said individual, who is married to a North American woman, who so far has not been charged with any crime. However, a judge will determine the legal situation of the couple.

How did the attack happen?
The events occurred on 68th Street by 73rd Street in downtown Merida, when the accused allegedly fired from the van in which he was traveling at J.P.G.L., who was talking to him from outside, standing next to the van while holding his bicycle.

Videos and other evidence collected by the P.E.I. and F.G.E. agents are part of the investigation file based on which the detainee is being prosecuted.

Video captured the attack.
After the commotion and heavy operation caused last Monday by the gun attack against the victim in the streets of Merida’s downtown, a video was released that captured the moment of the aggression.

The images from a surveillance camera in the area show the victim on his bicycle when a dark-colored S.U.V. stops next to him. After a few seconds, it is presumed that the victim and the occupant or occupants of the vehicle exchange a few words, all of a sudden, the man falls.

After the crime, the van was seen leaving the site at full speed, but a day later, it was located very close to the attack site.

The Yucatan Times

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