“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

Gunshots rang out like a rattle on the border of Nuevo Leon and Coahuila.

The confrontation between criminals and law enforcement forces was recorded on video.

“If you are going to shoot, let me know so I can cover my ears because you are going to leave me deaf”, said one of the Action and Reaction Policemen to one of his colleagues, who was about to defend the security filter in Coahuila against the criminal attack.

In the videos, the state elements can be seen defending themselves from the attack that left one police officer dead, Hugo Javier Moreno Perez, aka “Centauro,” and two more wounded.

According to the authorities, despite the intensity of the attack, the criminals were prevented from entering by means of a chase.

Following the armed attack a posthumous tribute was given to ‘Comandante Centauro’, the police officer killed in the confrontation.

Hugo Javier Moreno Perez, 38 years old, a native of Frontera, is the policeman who bravely gave his life for the safety of Coahuila’s citizens.

“Comandante Centauro” was wounded in the line of duty while repelling the entrance of armed civilians to the state during the confrontation that took place this Tuesday morning in the municipality of Hidalgo.

Hugo Javier Moreno Perez, 38 years old, from the Aviación neighborhood of Frontera, is the policeman who bravely gave his life for the security of his state while performing his duty. He had more than 10 years of service to the community as part of the ranks of the Coahuila State Police.

A posthumous tribute will be held in his memory at the police headquarters in Saltillo at 11:00 a.m. this Wednesday morning.

Afterwards, his body will be taken to his hometown to pay tribute to him also in the land where he was born and raised. 

During his service, “Comandante Centauro” first served as director of Ocampo, after which he was reassigned to the GATEM group of Piedras Negras, being mortally wounded this Tuesday while bravely responding to the call for help of his colleagues who were being attacked at the security checkpoint located on the border of Coahuila and Tamaulipas, where two other elements were also wounded.

After the confrontation and to prevent the entry of the armed civilians into our state, the wounded were taken to a hospital, where unfortunately a few hours later “Comandante Centauro” lost his life.

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