Armed men attacked the convoy of the capital’s Secretary of Citizen Security, Omar García Harfuch, this Friday morning as he circulated through the streets of the Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood.
The official has three bullet impacts and shrapnel injuries but is stable. The SSC reported that due to his injuries he was admitted to the operating room for surgery.
The SCC reported that two members of the guard died after an exchange of fire between the secretary’s bodyguards and people in possession of long Barrett type weapons and fragmentation grenades. In addition to a woman passing by in her vehicle.
The attack on the official vehicle of the secretary and several of his escorts occurred in Monteblanco and Sierra Nevada streets, Lomas de Chapultepec colony.
At that point, the armed men arrived in the three and a half-ton truck with logos of the Carso construction company – owned by businessman Carlos Slim – from which they got off carrying long weapons. They were accompanied by a white suburban truck.
Hours later, Carso Infraestructura y Construcción (CICSA) said, in a statement, that the truck was not part of their fleet of vehicles and neither did the plates correspond to any registered as theirs. Nor has it suffered the theft of any of its units.
Ernestina Godoy, head of the Mexico City District Attorney’s Office, said she is already investigating the case and that there are 12 detainees. The detainees were transferred to the Central Investigation Prosecutor’s Office for the crime of kidnapping.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed his “solidarity and total support” to the head of government and members of the public security team. From Michoacán he said that this attack “has to do with the work being done to guarantee peace in the CDMX and the country”.
For its part, the FGR will begin an investigation in coordination with capital city authorities into the use of weapons exclusively used by the armed forces in the attack. The initial crime is a violation of the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives, federal authorities told Animal Político.
García Harfuch has a degree in law and public security from the Universidad Continental and a degree in public security from the Universidad del Valle de México. He joined the Federal Police in 2008, a corporation in which he held various positions until he joined the Criminal Investigation Agency of the then PGR.
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