The Taxco Municipal Police were in a shootout with a band of criminals, leaving seven dead. This was all in the pursuit of a kidnapped Police Commander.
The Police responded to a distress call and the kidnappers tried to flee the scene in a red Jetta. A chase ensued ending in a violent clash. The chase continued to the exit leading to the town of Iguala, leading offenders into the community of Cerro Gordo.