A Baja California police chief was killed in an ambush in Playas de Rosarito, near Tijuana, on Sunday afternoon.
Jose Carlos Ventura Isada was slain while at an intersection with his wife in his blue 2002 GMC truck. His wife was wounded in the assault; their children were unharmed. The family was in Rosarito to go shopping.
An automobile with tinted windows caught up to the truck and opened fire. The office of the Procurator General of Justice for Baja California has confirmed the assassination.
Ventura Isada was municipal police commander of the Primo Tapia station in Rosarito. He becomes the third policeman in the district to be assassinated in 2011 -- a year that is only three months old.
The attack took place in the Cross White neighborhood of the city.
Ensenada.net and La Jornada both have the story.