MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government confirmed late Sunday that the leader of the Knights Templar Cartel was killed in an early-morning shootout with troops despite being declared dead by authorities in 2010.
A Mexican drug lord said to have been killed more than three years ago was shot dead in a clash with authorities Sunday, officials said. A man who died in a shootout in western Michoacan state "has been identified as Nazario Moreno," also known as "El Chayo," a government official said. National Public Safety chief Monte Alejandro Rubido told a briefing that military staff tried to apprehend Moreno, but that when he resisted they responded by "killing the alleged criminal on the spot" near the town of Tumbiscatio. "From a fingerprint analysis we have confirmed 100 percent that this was Nazario Moreno Gonzalez," said Tomas Zeron, the investigations chief at the federal prosecutor's office.
DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis and Devin Harris scored 20 points apiece and the Dallas Mavericks extended Indiana's season-long losing streak to four games with a 105-94 victory against the Pacers on Sunday night.