November 11, 2013
A total of eight individuals were killed in Tamaulipas, including seven prisoners in a prison brawl in Reynosa, according to Mexican news and official reports.
A news release published by the Tamaulipas state Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) said that seven inmates at the Centro de Ejecucion de Sanciones (CEDES) prison in Reynosa were killed in a prison brawl Sunday evening.
The dead were identified as José Guadalupe Marín Rocha, 41, Lauro Treviño, 31, Humberto Hernández Gonzalez, 36, José Santos Gonzalez Villarreal, 41, Carlos Mario Grajales Garza, 31 and Rafiel Lopez Calzado, 30.
The news release said only that the victims had all been stabbed to death in the observation area of the prison at around 1900 hrs.
The news release said that three inmates, identified as Agapito Arredondo, 28, Humberto Gámez, 26 and Juan Manuel Bautista Cruz, 36, were identified as being responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile Monday, also in Reynosa, one unidentified armed suspect was killed and another was captured in an exchange of gunfire and pursuit with a Mexican Army road patrol.
According to a news account in El Diario de Coahuila news daily, several armed suspects were traveling aboard two vehicles in Juarez 5 colony when the drivers were signaled to stop. Instead, a pursuit ensued across two other colonies in the city ending in Lopez Portillo colony, where one of the vehicles crashed by overturning.
The other passengers in the crashed vehicle made their escape aboard the second vehicle. Indications in news account are that an undisclosed number of suspects had been wounded in the encounter, but had escaped and that weapons had been seized by security forces.