49th LEO killed in less than a year in Juarez, Mexico.

A municipal police captain was fatally shot while driving to…

A municipal police captain was fatally shot while driving to work on Thursday in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, becoming the 49th municipal police officer killed since October 2010, authorities told CNN.

An average of five local police officers have been killed per month in Juarez during that period, municipal police spokesman Adrian Sanchez said.

Cmdr. Mario Martin Favela Portillo, 25, was shot by unknown gunmen traveling in a truck. The shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in southwest Juarez, Sanchez said. The commander was in uniform.

Source: Arturo Chacon for CNN.

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