Mexico police say Belgian killed in Acapulco was resident businessman with international firm

Local prosecutors in Mexico say a Belgian citizen killed in the coastal resort of Acapulco was a resident businessman working for a transnational firm.

The Guerrero state district attorney's office on Sunday identified the man as 59-year-old Jan Sarens. He was an executive with the Belgian firm Sarens, which supplies heavy transportation equipment for construction, mining and energy. It has offices in 50 countries, including Mexico.

An attorney for the firm's Mexico office said it had not identified the body. Attorney Celia Gomez said the company had a board member named Jans Sarens who lived in Mexico.

The man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot near Mexican Tennis Open headquarters. His body was found outside his Mercedes Benz vehicle, which had Mexico City plates.