Newspaper Director, Bodyguard Die in Mexican Border State Shooting

Mexican forensic experts observe a gun used on an assault at La Condesa neighborhood, in Mexico City, on may 6, 2019. - According to the authorities, three assailants tried to steal the vehicle of Mexican journalist Hector de Mauleon and his bodyguard repelled the assault. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / …
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The director of a newspaper publishing group and a police officer died this past weekend in a shooting in Sonora. The attack comes as the region suffers from a dramatic increase in violence.

Jorge Miguel Armenta, the director of newspapers from the Obson publishing group, died in a shooting in Obregon, Sonora. According to Proceso Magazine, Armenta was leaving a restaurant at the time. The publisher was already under police protection. The officers tried to fight off the attackers, but one died and a second sustained injuries.

Cartel gunmen near Caborca also tried to shoot down a state police helicopter. Proceso published cell phone footage of the attack from within the helicopter. An officer can be seen fighting back with a rifle.

Also in Sonora, a former mayor from Magdalena died after his vehicle was caught in a highway shootout. Alfonso Robles, who hailed from Mexico’s Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), and another individual with him died after their vehicle was struck several times.

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