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Police official murders Mexican mayor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 11:39

Mexico City: The mayor of Aquila, a town in eastern Mexico, was gunned down by a police commander following a "heated argument", the Veracruz state Attorney General`s Office said.

Geronimo Manuel Garcia Rosas was shot early Monday by Adan Gonzalez Vega, who was arrested by Public Safety Secretariat officers, the AG`s office said.

The shooting occurred while the mayor and the municipal police department`s second-in-command "were in a meeting", the AG`s office said.

The two men began to argue and Gonzalez Vega drew his weapon and shot the mayor, who died while being treated at a hospital.

Aquila is a small town in western Veracruz that is home, according to the 2010 census, to 1,797 people.


First Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 11:39

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