Encounter with traffic police is fatal

Two motorcycle bandits made a big mistake when they decided to rob a motorist and a traffic policeman.

One of the bandits died of a bullet wound to the head and the second was detained while being treated for a gunshot wound to the back, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The incident played out early Tuesday when two traffic police officers stopped to help a motorist having vehicle trouble in León XIII. One officer stayed in the vehicle while the other dismounted.  That is when the two bandits pulled up, apparently unaware that there were two and not one traffic police officer.

As they stripped belongings of the motorist and the policeman accompanying him, the second officer realized what was going on and opened fire.

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