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Police arrest a suspect connected to Wednesday night’s shooting

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
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Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Police sources say the weapon used in Wednesday’s attack was homemade. Photo: Courtesy

Police have arested a man suspected of having fired 4 shots at a vehicle in Mérida on the night of March 24.

The suspect identified as Michell Omar M.S. was arrested by police near his domicile in the Los Reyes neighborhood after he tried to evade capture by escaping on foot.

The weapon allegedly used in the attack was also secured by police, who are now working with the state prosecutor’s office on the case.

Police also noted that the firearm discharged by the suspect was apparently homemade and used .22 caliber bullets.  

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Of the four shots fired during the attack, only one hit the vehicle. The bullet that did impact the vehicle perforated the driver’s side window but did not result in any injuries. 

The capture of the suspect was facilitated thanks to the use of security camera footage from both police and civilian sources, according to police authorities.

The occupants of the vehicle reported that the suspect began to discharge his weapon in their direction after the driver and the man exchanged words in traffic.

Several news sources in Yucatán have described the shooting as being the result of road rage.

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