Mexican federal police, Juárez mayor issue conflicting statements on bodyguard’s killing
Mexican federal police and the mayor of Juárez gave conflicting accounts about the fatal shooting of one of his bodyguards Tuesday night.
Juárez Mayor Héctor Murguía blamed the federal police for the shooting of Jorge Humberto Muñoz Perez, 29, at about 9:30 p.m. at Tlaxcala and Cuitlahuac streets.
Federal police on Wednesday said they were protecting themselves when the mayor’s bodyguards pointed rifles at them.
“When they got to the scene they saw several people with rifles, who they told to lay down their weapons. The men with the rifles ignored the demand and took an offensive position and pointed their weapons at the federal police, who reacted by firing and wounding one, who died later,” according to a statement by federal police.
Four federal policemen have been arrested.
…Angel Torres, a spokesman for the General Attorney’s Office in Juárez, said the agency has started an investigation to determined which of the four suspects shot and killed the bodyguard. …I think Murguia wants the federal police out of his city. I suspect they are interfering with some of his business concerns.