Photo: Aquila, Veracruz Mexico
The mayor of Aquila, a town in eastern Mexico, was gunned down by a police commander following a “heated argument,” the Veracruz state Attorney General’s Office said.
Geronimo Manuel Garcia Rosas was shot early Monday by Adan Gonzalez Vega, who was arrested by Public Safety Secretariat officers, the AG’s office said.
The shooting occurred while the mayor and the municipal police department’s second-in-command “were in a meeting,” the AG’s office said.
The two men began to argue and Gonzalez Vega drew his weapon and shot the mayor, who died while being treated at a hospital.
Aquila is a small town in western Veracruz that is home, according to the 2010 census, to 1,797 people.