The 55-year-old journalist for the news website Monitor Michoacán was gunned down as he left his office in Zitácuaro and died hours later in a local hospital, accordong to website’s director of that outlet, Armando Linares, who also stated that they had been receiving threats for several months.
Roberto Toledo, who had worked for Monitor Michoacán for three years in the city of Zitácuaro where he investigated corruption at the local level, was shot eight times. In the recorded message that he shared on the site's Facebook page, Linares stated: "Today the threats are finally fulfilled and one of our colleagues lost his life at the hands of three people. that they shot him in a mean way, in a cowardly way.”
Toledo also worked for a law firm, where the shooting took place.