Reports: Mexican police officer slain in Sonoran border city


Arizona media outlets report that an off-duty Mexican municipal police officer in a border city in the state of Sonora was gunned down after leaving work.

The Yuma Sun and KYMA-TV reported that 24-year-old Alex Iván Gámez Navarro was killed late Thursday night by rifle shots fired from another vehicle as he drove his personal vehicle in San Luis Rio Colorado.

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The Sun reported that officers from three agencies searched for the attackers but made no immediate arrests.

The outlets reported that the killing occurred amid a spike in violence in the city and followed a Tuesday evening exchange of gunfire between police and other people.

The state prosecutor’s officer said a man killed in the Tuesday shootout was wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.