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Mexican Police Capture Possible Suspect in Slaying of Journalist

A suspect with alleged links to the Arellano Felix drug cartel was captured early Thursday after a shootout in Tijuana, and he might have been involved in this week’s killing of a crusading Tijuana journalist, Mexico’s attorney general said. Hours after the capture, dozens of journalists marched through the streets of Tijuana and demanded that the government bring to justice the killers of Francisco J. Ortiz Franco, 48, who was gunned down Tuesday in front of his two children as they were leaving a physical therapist’s office. Atty. Gen. Rafael Macedo de la Concha characterized the captured man, Mario Alberto Rivera Lopez, alias “El Cris,” as the leader of an Arellano Felix team of assassins. He was captured in the Loma Dorada section of the city along with three other suspects, two of whom were wounded in the shootout. One police official was also wounded but is in stable condition, Macedo said. Full Story

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