On 8 December 2023, armed clashes occurred between residents and gunmen in the municipality of Texcaltitlán, located approximately 65 km (40 mi) southwest of the city of Toluca. The fighting reportedly broke out after suspected members of the La Familia Michoacana cartel attempted to collect extortion fees from farmers in the area. At least 14 people were killed, including 10 suspected cartel members and four locals, and seven others were injured. Members of the National Guard, State Police, Secretariat of National Defense and Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico were deployed to the area following the clashes. State police and the National Guard have launched an investigation into the violence.