“Ivan” for Borderland Beat
The confrontation caused panic because it took place in a central area and, in addition, where a CBTIS school is located.
Rio Bravo – Due to the seriousness of his head wound, the State Guard member who confronted armed civilians during a shootout in the municipality of Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, lost his life.
The confrontation, where two of the gunmen were detained, caused panic because it took place in a central area and, in addition, where a CBTIS school is located.
Although the Secretary of Security of Tamaulipas has not issued any information about the death of the officer, it was reported that he is Cristofer Rivera.
The policeman was initially treated at a hospital in Rio Bravo, but due to the seriousness of the wound and his delicate condition, he was transferred to the Muguerza Hospital in Reynosa.
Here, he was reported as seriously brain dead and finally lost his life.
It is expected that the Government of Tamaulipas will honor the fallen element in the line of duty.
Confrontation causes panic among citizens
A confrontation between elements of the State Guard and armed civilians caused panic among citizens in the municipality of Rio Bravo.
The events began around 2:00 p.m. with chases in the downtown area, but the confrontations took place outside the CBTIS, on Sonora Avenue and in the streets surrounding the Unidad Deportiva Las Liebres.
The detonations caused terror among the students who sought shelter in the classrooms.
Most of the businesses where the confrontation took place had to close their doors, reporting material damage to windows and glass due to the impacts of the bullets.
Public Security of Tamaulipas reported that, “after a confrontation with armed civilians in the municipality of Rio Bravo, an element of the State Guard was injured when he was shot in the head”.
As a result of this event, two offenders were arrested, as well as the seizure of firearms, magazines, cartridges, tactical equipment and vehicles to be quantified.
It was also reported that reaction teams from Reynosa and Matamoros came to support the assaulted personnel.