Update: Mexican Troops Continue To Arrive In Juarez
POSTED: Monday, March 2, 2009 - 8:41am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm
3,400 troops arrived in Juarez by the end of Sunday.
From Our Earlier Story:
CIUDAD JUAREZ--- In 24 hours, six people have been killed in and around Juarez, including three police officers. This, as 1,800 Mexican troops arrived to the violence-torn city Saturday.
Friday night, a Chihuahua State police officer was killed in Downtown Juarez by Mexican soldiers.
According to witnesses, the officer did not pull his car over after a group of soldiers ordered him to.
Soon after the troops opened fire, killing the officer. We're told another officer was also in the car.
She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Also Friday night, a club bouncer was killed in a drive-by shooting at Rodeo Discoteque in North Juarez, blocks away from the Cordova bridge.
The killing happened during club hours, but no one else was hurt.
Saturday morning, two police officers from the small town of Praxedis, southeast of Juarez, were also killed.
The two were attacked inside their car at a gas station.
Additionally, another woman was found dead, shot to the face in her car, at a different Gas station in East Juarez.
Last, another man was gunned down in his car. This time in South Juarez.
We're told he was trying to escape a group of gunmen.
Meanwhile, 1,800 soldiers arrived to our Sister City Sunday. They are part of the 5,000 additional troops headed to Juarez.
The Mexican Army will be taking over the police force in Juarez and will be housed in factories.
Those factories will serve as training facilities.