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.