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Un homenaje policial al Comisionado Sergio Licona Gómez.

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas – A top Tamaulipas prosecutor was killed by gunmen around midnight Wednesday, according to different media sources in Mexico.

Sergio Licona Gómez

The Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said these crimes are not isolated cases.

“These crimes harm our society and is them who ask for a strong answer,” Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said in his Twitter account, Friday.

Ricardo Martinez Chavez, Regional Coordinator for Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (State Attorney General – PGJE) in Nuevo Laredo; and the officials Agustin Rosales, Carlos Pasaran and Daniel Aguilar were traveling by the intersection of Eva Samano and Municipio Libre streets, around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, when a group of unidentified gunmen started attacking their vehicle, a press release by the Tamaulipas states explained. Another official got injured.

The Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca condemned the attack on Thursday, and said the state won’t take a step back in the fight against the enemies of Tamaulipas.

“I lament and condemn the coward assassination of two elements of the PGJ in Nuevo Laredo. I extend my condolences to their families,” Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said in his official Twitter account. “I reaffirm that nothing will stop the actions that my government began taken to bring back the peace taken away by a few from the citizens of Tamaulipas.”

But also Mexico is lamenting the dead of Commissioner Sergio Licona Gomez, State Coordinator for the Federal Police in Tamaulipas, who died during a car accident while traveling to Nuevo Laredo to investigate the crimes occurred Wednesday night.

Miguel Angel Osorio Chong

Licona Gomez, Marco Francisco Gonzalez Meza, Tito Jimenez Vazquez and Macedonio Hernandez Rodea were traveling on board of a Dodge Durango, 2016, on the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway, according to a story by Excelsior.

They died when traveling to a meeting to investigate what happened in Nuevo Laredo the night before, according to a comment posted by Minister of Interior, Miguel A. Osorio Chong.

“Mexico lost valuable public officials. I lost a good friend. Thank you for helping in the construction of a Mexico in peace, dear Sergio Licona,” tweeted Manelich Castilla, General Commissioner of the Mexico’s Federal Police.

Friday morning the State Government celebrated a tribute for those “cowardly assassinated” in Nuevo Laredo.