All the gunfire came from the federal police weapons, discounting police statements that the embassy vehicle fired first, Pacheco said in a Sunday press conference. The bullet-proofed embassy SUV was chased under fire and struck by 152 bullets, 40 percent of them pumped into the driver and passenger-side windows after the vehicle had come to a stop.
Federal police initially called the attack a case of mistaken identity, though Cervantes no longer mentioned that angle on Monday.
A senior U.S. official told The Associated Press in early October that there was strong circumstantial evidence that the officers were working for organized crime in a targeted assassination attempt. He spoke on condition of anonymity.
The rural road where the attack took place near Cuernavaca is known territory of the remnants of the Beltran Leyva cartel.
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