June 22 (UPI) -- Mexico's security authorities said Knights Templar Cartel leader Ignacio "El Cenizo" Rentería Andrade was arrested after a shootout in which two soldiers were injured.
In a joint statement, Mexico's Secretariat of National Defense, Navy, National Security Commission and Attorney General's Office said the shootout occurred early Wednesday in the state of Michoacán's Parácuaro municipality.
The security authorities said Rentería Andrade's bodyguard Daniel "El Cabezón" Rubio was also arrested. Rentería Andrade sustained a gunshot wound in the arm and was taken to a hospital.
Mexico's attorney general had a $550,000 reward out for Rentería Andrade, who was wanted on crimes ranging from drug trafficking to murder.
The Knights Templar Cartel, which is made up of remnants of the splintered La Familia Michoacana drug cartel, mainly operates in the state of Michoacán on Mexico's Pacific coast, south of Guadalajara.