Posted: Monday, July 10, 2017. 11:34 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: On Saturday, BBN reported of a fatal shooting on the Calla Creek Road.
Today, police issued an official report on the incident.
According to police, cops visited an area on the Calla Creek road where a black Toyota Hilux pick-up was seen on the left side of the road that had crashed into a fence post.
Ervin Rene Huex Xiquen, 37, a Guatemalan of Melchor De Mencos was found with a gunshot wound to the body.
Police had received information of the stolen Toyota Hilux and upon reaching the area, cops set chase after the vehicle, which later crashed into a fence while attempting to overtake a truck.
Two men reportedly exited the black Hilux and fled the scene.
As a result, police set chase when one of the men turned around and fired shots at the police.
Police returned shots in their direction. During the exchange, Xiquen was fatally shot and Marlon Benedicto Chocooj Portillo, 20, also of Melchor de Mencos Peten, Guatemala was seen suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper left leg.
The vehicle is valued at $30,000.
Xiquen’s body was transported to the San Ignacio Community Hospital where it was pronounced dead.
Inside the vehicle, police found a .32 revolver with five live rounds of .32 ammunition; a black rifle with markings COLT Ar-15, property of the U.S. Government, an M16 Cal 5.56mm and 14 live 5.56 rounds.
The Commissioner of Police has since launched a criminal and internal investigation into this matter as investigations continue.
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