Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
An elite Mexican cop who took part in the arrest of El Chapo’s son Ovidio Guzman last month has reportedly been shot 155 times in a car park.
Reports said the 30-year-old officer, identified as Eduardo, was killed in a shopping centre in the city of Culiacan in the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa close to where Ovidio Guzman was arrested, and promptly released on 17th October.
According to local media, the victim was a member of the operation launched by the Culiacan authorities to arrest El Chapo’s son and extradite him to the United States.
Reports said that Guzman was detained on 17th October during a confrontation between the police and supporters of the Sinaloa Cartel in the city of Culiacan.
Alleged gang members loyal to Guzman then caused chaos on the streets and El Chapo’s 28-year-old son was promptly released by the authorities, according to local media.
The footage shows the moment a red car follows a white car into the car park before at least two gunmen reportedly shoot the cop 155 times.
Reports said the victim became a National Police officer in 2013 and last held a position in the security outfit for the undersecretary of public security Carlos Alberto Hernandez Leyva.
It is unclear if the cop was on duty at the time of the attack although he was reportedly carrying a gun with him.
The secretary of public security Cristobal Castaneda Camarillo and his undersecretary Hernandez Leyva both showed up at the crime scene on the same morning to supervise the investigation.
The local authorities are investigating the incident although they have yet to establish whether a criminal gang was behind the alleged assassination.
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