A Mexican police officer who was involved in arresting the son of jailed drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been assassinated in a broad daylight execution.
The dead officer who authorities identified as Eduardo ‘N,’ 32, was a high-level officer with Sinalo’s State Preventive Police. He was murdered on Wednesday morning (Nov.6) when two armed men with semiautomatic rifles climbed out of a red car and opened fire at a white Nissan four-door sedan.
The brutal moment was captured on closed-circuit television cameras.
According to local media reports, the ambush took less than 30 seconds as the gunmen fired at least 150 bullets into the white vehicle.
Infobae.com reported that the red car carrying armed men had followed the white car into the parking lot of a shopping center in Culiacán, where they murdered the officer.
The officer was involved in the October 17 arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán. Ovidio was later released after his cartel’s gunmen exchanged gun battle with the Mexican security forces to force his release.