Mexican Gunmen Kill Elite Cop, 6 Kids

Several others killed as Mexico implodes
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2009 4:08 AM CST
Two federal police officers carry a box with weapons seized from suspected members of a crime gang in Mexico City.   (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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(Newser) – Mexican gunmen rained bullets on the home of an elite cop, killing him, six children in his extended family and five others. The officer was assigned to ferret out police corruption, reports the Los Angeles Times. The violence was unusual for oil-rich Tobasco, which has been largely immune from such attacks. In other weekend violence, a Michoacan police station was hit with grenades, two decapitated women were found in Mexico City and 12 people were shot dead in Jalisco and Durango.

"They killed my brother Carlos, his whole family, my son, my mother. They killed everyone," said the mother of a 2-year-old shot dead in the Tobasco attack.