Monkey wearing bulletproof vest killed in shootout

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Texcaltitlan, MX) -- A monkey in a bulletproof vest and camouflage jacket is dead after shootout between drug cartel members and the Mexican National Guard.

The spider monkey is said to have been found next to his owner, a gang member in his twenties who suffered several bullet wounds to his chest. The Mexico Daily Post reported 11 men were killed in the shootout.

Photos of the monkey made the rounds on social media with one user on twitter posting a tribute to the monkey saying, "It wasn't your turn, friend. Rest in peace."