A Mexican police officer responsible for briefly arresting the son of former international drug lord “El Chapo” was executed by multiple gunmen outside a shopping center on Wednesday, according to various news for el chapo outlets.
The officer, a six-year veteran-of-the-force identified only as 32-year-old Eduardo, was shot more than 150 times.
Security footage showed the officer as he parked his white car outside a strip mall.
A red vehicle drove into the parking lot just behind him, and parked next to him on his driver’s side.
Someone inside the red car immediately fired at the officer’s vehicle just before two more gunmen jumped out and ran over to the officer’s car, the video showed.
They fired over 150 rounds in mere seconds, then fled the scene, the video showed.
It was unclear whether the officer, who was armed, was on duty or off-duty at the time of his murder, The Sun reported.
The officer was most recently assigned to security detail for Public Security Undersecretary Carlos Alberto Hernandez Leyva.
He was married and had at least one child, The Sun reported.
Investigators have not confirmed that the cartel or any other criminal gang was involved in Officer Eduardo’s death, but said they are investigating the potential connection.
Prosecutors estimated that Guzman was responsible for shipping over 200 tons of cocaine to the U.S. during that time, and said he had also carried out a slew of brutal murders and political payoffs.
Guzman Lopez has allegedly taken over his father’s drug trafficking empire, and is currently the fifth-most-wanted fugitive in the world.
When agents arrived at the residence to arrest Guzman Lopez, they immediately came under fire.
They managed to get inside the home and briefly captured the kingpin’s son, but the Sinaloa cartel launched a brutal response that involved numerous military-grade weapons.
Video from the fierce gun battle showed criminals armed with high-caliber sniper rifles, light machine guns, a bazooka, and customized rifles outgunning the Mexican authorities.
Vehicles were set ablaze as gunman released torrents of bullets across the city, killing eight people and wounding at least 20 more. El chapo net worth
The cartel also took two officers and nine soldiers as hostages.
Thugs atop vehicles with mounted weapons took control of the city until Mexico President Andres Manuel López Obrador ordered police to release Guzmán Lopez.
After he was released, the cartel also released the officers and military personnel.
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