Mexican Cops Reportedly Kill Colleague While Protecting Fuel Thieves

Officers had come to investigate crime


Policemen who were apparently protecting fuel robbers opened fire on other officers who came to investigate the theft, leaving one lawman dead and two wounded, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Mexico State prosecutors' office said police from the town of Tepetlaoxtoc pulled up to investigate a tanker truck apparently drawing fuel from a government pipeline.

Officers from the city of Texcoco then allegedly opened fire on their colleagues, killing a Tepetlaoxtoc policeman. One officer from each side was wounded.