Mexico Cop Shot In Head During Spat With 200 Protesters

Story ByAngjela TrajkovskaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Video Credit: CEN/@cesargutipri

This is the moment Mexican National Guard officers help their fallen comrade who is lying in a pool of blood after being shot in the head during a confrontation with residents demanding clean water.

The incident took place in the municipality of Bochil in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas during a confrontation between the National Guard and over 200 residents of the communities of San Vicente, La Canada, Venustiano Carranza and El Cobal.

Pictures Credit: CEN/@cesargutipri

The angry residents had reportedly blocked a main road to demand more resources in the area, including improved roads and clean drinking water.

After the reported blockade, the local authorities called in the National Guard and their presence resulted in a two-hour standoff, according to local media.

Pictures Credit: CEN/@cesargutipri

When violence broke out, three National Guard officers were injured and another was fatally shot in the head. Three female protesters were also injured, according to reports.

The video shows the National Guard officer lying in a pool of blood after apparently suffering a gunshot wound to the head.

The man, identified as 36-year-old Angel Tellez Nicolas, died in hospital two days after being shot.

Military sources said the bullet penetrated the right hemisphere of his brain and had an exit hole.

Four people have been arrested for his death, identified as Marco Antonio ‘N’, Sebastian ‘N’, Benancio ‘N’ and Orbelin ‘N’.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.

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