Three people have been arrested in Baja California Sur, in connection to the murder of journalist Maximiliano Rodríguez Palacios.
Rodríguez Palacios was killed when a group of armed men opened fired against him in a mall parking lot in La Paz, Baja California.
In a press conference, the head of the State Prosecutor’s Office (PGJE) of Baja California Sur, Erasmo Alamilla Villeda, said that the suspects have been identified as Juan “N,” José “N” and Sergio “N.”
Alamilla Villeda said that the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Crimes Against Freedom of Speech Prosecutor’s Office (FEADLE) carried out investigations.
Officials gathered video surveillance from different businesses in the area and individuals in order to identify the vehicle the suspects were driving on the day of the murder.
Alamilla Villeda said that authorities were able to locate the vehicle, and that their search subsequently led them to carry out searches on two properties in La Paz.
During the arrest, Alamilla Villeda said that weapons were confiscated that were later matched to a number of other crimes.
If found guilty, the suspects could face up to 50 years in prison.