A 16-year-old alleged hitman has been killed after his head was blown off during a gun battle with police officers in Mexico.
Juanito Pistola, also known as Commander Little, was on a mission with his fellow gangsters to kill policemen on Tuesday, August 27, when he got into gun battle with the force men in the town of Nuevo Laredo, a smuggling gateway.
The alleged hitman alongside members of Hell’s Troop were inside a van with Texas license plates as they headed for the operation.
Soon after, Pistola and six others armed with rifles and dressed in military fatigues engaged the police in a gun battle close to the airport. They were all killed as well as Pistola whose head was blown off in the gun battle.
Another four members of Hell’s Troop, a wing of the notorious Northeast Cartel (CDN), were killed in clashes with police in the town, Vanguardia reported.
According to Mexico’s official news agency, Notimex, Pistola had been arrested by police in 2015. According to reports, cartels often recruit minors to mainly work as drug smugglers.