In what many saw coming, the police officer who arrested El Chapo’s son has been killed in a brutal assassination, where he was shot almost 150 times by shooters.
Eduardo, the 30-year-old police officer, was killed near a shopping center in the city of Culiacan in the north-western state of Sinaloa on the morning of November 6, 2019.
In CCTV footage that was shared with the public, it showed a red car pulling up next to a white car before 2 men with semi-automatic weapons started the fire at the car.
The men then returned to the red vehicle and flee away.
Investigating officers found 155 bullet casings at the scenes.
Eduardo was a member of the operation that was launched by the Culiacan authorities to arrest Ovidio Guzman, the son of El Chapo.
Eduardo reportedly became a National Police Officer in 2013 and was known to be holding a position in a security outfit for the undersecretary of public security.
Cristobal Castaneda Camarillo, the secretary of public security, visited the crime of the scene.
While carrying out an operation for Guzman, authorities did manage to detain the son of El Chapo for a short amount of time, but he was released afterward after the Sinaloan cartel launched an all-out war against the government of Mexico.
Guzman was detained by the authorities after a confrontation between his supporters and the police officers.
Authorities had to release El Chapo’s son after the Sinaloan cartel went on to fire on the roads, block roads with burning cars, and carry out convoys with anti-aircraft guns throughout the city.
Authorities were forced to retreat from the scene after releasing Guzman.
The members of the cartel set up roadblocks, unleashed heavy gunfire, and open fire at civilians when Guzman was detained.
Alfonso Durazo, the security minister of Mexico, released a statement about why they had to release Guzman.
The minister said, “The decision was taken to retreat from the house, without Guzman, to try to avoid more violence in the area and preserve the lives of our personnel and recover calm in the city.”
According to the government of Mexico, the United States of America requested the arrest of Guzman for extradition on September 13, 2019.