Matamoros Incident Video | 4 American Kidnapped After Deadly Shootout In Mexico


Mexico Incident

Mexican authorities combed through surveillance footage and carried out multiple searches in a different way in a frantic bid to track down the 4 Americans who had been shot at and kidnapped at gunpoint by drug cartel members.

Law enforcement officials on Friday gave respons to the scene of the shootout in Matamoros and discovered the Americans’ abandoned white minivan with North Carolina license plates, It was told by Tamaulipas Attorney General Irving Barrios Mojica to CNN. 

They contacted US officials, who were able to run the plates, Said by Barrios. 

Meanwhile, local investigators of the area processed that vehicle, Took fingerprints and obtained ballistics. DNA evidence also took from them from the scene and gathered surveillance footage from the area.

Police in Matamoros were able to identify the cartel members’ truck, It was said by Barrios Mojica. From the several different agencies Cops then teamed up to perform “several searches.”

Mexican law enforcement agencies gathered evidence and conducted multiple searches until they found the four Americans who had been kidnapped Friday

The tourists were ultimately found Tuesday inside a red shed in a rural area east of Matamoros called Ejido Tecolote, on the way to the Gulf coast known as “Bagdad Beach,” said by Barrios Mojica.

of the victims — Zindell Brown and Shaeed Woodard — were gunned down during the terrifying abduction in the crime-ridden city of Matamoros Friday. A Mexican woman was also shot dead by a stray bullet less than 2 blocks away.

The kidnapping victims were found Tuesday inside this shack in a rural area east of Matamoros called Ejido Tecolote.

The other 2 of them, Recognized Tuesday as Eric James Williams and Latavia “Tay” McGee, were rescued after days in captivity and then whisked back across the border to Texas USA.

An Image of McGee is taken after her dramatic rescue shows her covered in barefoot and dirt, with a distressed look on her face and blood streaks on her legs.

The 4 friends from the Carolinas had traveled to Mexico in their minivan vehicle so that McGee, a mom of 6, could undergo a “tummy tuck” at a clinic in Matamoros, Tamaulipas state, on Friday.

Two of the Americans were killed and two survived and were held captive for several days until they were rescued by Mexican authorities.

But the Americans got lost on the way to McGee’s appointment and ended up in the crosshairs of rival drug cartels, who reportedly mistook the friends for Haitian drug smugglers.

Video from the scene that spread on social media Monday showed McGee being forced into the flatbed of a pickup truck by armed men. The footage also captured the suspected cartel members loading the motionless bodies of two men into the truck.

Shaeed Woodard, 33, was killed by suspected drug cartel members Friday.

Latavia McGee, 33, was rescued in Mexico Tuesday after days in captivity,

Eric Williams survived but suffered three gunshot wounds to his legs.

"Zindell Brown" was shot dead after the minivan he was in with his friends came under fire in Matamoros, Mexico.
It was said by Tamaulipas Gov. Américo Villarreal at the time of their rescue that, the Americans were being guarded by a 24-year-old man who was arrested Tuesday.

He also added that the kidnapping victims had been moved around by their captors, and at one point were even taken to a medical clinic “to create confusion and avoid efforts to rescue them.”

The surviving victims of this Incident were rushed to Brownsville, Texas, US just across the border from Matamoros. A convoy of ambulances and SUVs was escorted by Mexican military Humvees and national guard trucks with the mounted machine guns.
McGee, a mom of six who had traveled to Mexico for a tummy tuck, appeared traumatized after her rescue Tuesday.
Williams (Victim) is being treated at Valley Regional Medical Center after being shot in the legs 3 times, It was told by his wife to CNN. He is expected to undergo surgery for his injuries for proper Treatment.

His brother "Robert described Eric" as “fun-spirited” and “easygoing.”
He didn’t know his brother was traveling to Mexico until after the kidnapping hit the news. But from looking at his brother’s Facebook posts, he thinks his brother did not consider the trip dangerous.

Four US citizens from South Carolina were abducted in Matamoros

“He thought it would be fun,” said by Robert Williams.

McGee escaped the harrowing ordeal without any physical injuries but was traumatized after watching 2 of her friends “die in front of her,” according to the statements given by her mother, Barbara Burgess, speaking to station WPDE.

The slain victims will be turned over to United States authorities after a medical examiner in Mexico completes a forensic exam to determine their reason of death, a source told to the CNN.
A person who was guarding the kidnapped Americans was detained by cops Tuesday

Woodard and McGee, both 33, were 1st cousins, It was told by their aunt Retha Darby to The Post from her home in South Carolina on Tuesday before news broke of Woodard’s death.

It was also said her that her niece had told her about her scheduled cosmetic procedure, but not that it was in Mexico.

“I didn’t know where she was going. I thought it was somewhere local,” Darby, 72 Said.

Friends and Family members of the 4 Americans described to the CNN how they grew concerned over the weekend after being unable to reach any of them by text or phone. 

One of McGee friend recalled frantically calling her and the others without getting a reponse.

“I called her mom, too, and she told me she hasn’t been able to contact them either,” said ny friend, who wished to remain anonymous. “That’s when I knew something was wrong.”

Then On Saturday the friend called the cosmetic surgeon’s office in Matamoros after learning that someone from the clinic had contacted McGee’s cousin to say that she never made it to her procedure.
The four friends were shot at by drug cartels in the crime-plagued city of Matamoros who allegedly mistook them for Haitian smugglers
“When I reached out to the doctor’s office, I was told by them that Latavia had reached out to them to ask them for directions because she was lost,” said by friend.

By Sunday, the young mom’s relatives became so concerned that they began searching online in any platform for any news out of Matamoros, and came across the harrowing kidnapping video.

It was told by McGee’s aunt, Mary McFadden, to the CNN she recognized her niece’s clothing “and her blond hair.”

It was said by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the people responsible for the kidnappings and deaths would be punished.

“We really regret that this happens in our country,” said by him, adding that the US government has every right to be upset at the violence. At the same time, López Obrador took a shot at the US media’s breathless coverage of the incident, accusing them of a double standard.
Video of the kidnapping shows armed men forcing McGee into the back of a pickup truck and loading the motionless bodies of two men into the vehicle

It was claimed by him that when Mexicans are killed, the media “go quiet like mummies.”

US Attorney General Merrick Garland placed blame for the deaths squarely on the drug cartels.

“The FBI and DEA are doing everything possible to dismantle and disrupt and ultimately prosecute the leaders of the cartels and the entire networks that they depend on,” Said by Garland.

For more updates keep visiting World Info thanks

No comments