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Breaking Drug Lord News : Gang Leader "El Nieto" Captured, Dead .

Story By :Erick Boogottinyc Crawford

Video : 9 News

Fugitive ‘Mexicles’ gang leader killed in shootout with police

EL PASO, Texas – Mexican officials on Thursday reported the capture and death of fugitive Mexicles gang leader Ernesto Alfredo Piñon de la Cruz, aka “El Neto,” during a shootout in Central Juarez.

The Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office said the fugitive suffered bullet wounds during the arrest. The AG’s Office later confirmed that Pinon had died from his injuries.

A Juarez newspaper published leaked photos of Piñon’s body lying in the back of a white pickup smeared with blood. The image shows his face up with his hands cuffed behind his back. The photo was apparently taken down later.

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