Eduardo ‘N,’ 32, a high-level officer with Sinaloa’s State Preventive Police was involved in the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López.
A Mexican officer who was said to be involved in the failed arrest of Ovidio Guzman Lopez, the son of notorious Sinaloa Cartel supremo Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, has been ambushed and killed.
CCTV cameras outside a shopping center in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state, captured the disturbing moment two gunmen armed with semiautomatic rifles get off a red car and open fire at a white sedan after following it and parking next to it.
In less than 30 seconds, the two men fired around 150 rounds into the vehicle, hastily get back into their car and then make a run for the exit, according to Infobae.
The attack killed Eduardo ‘N,’ 32, a high-level officer with Sinaloa’s State Preventive Police. Once his identity was confirmed, the crime scene was secured by the State Police, who arrived in armored trucks. The Secretary of Public Security, Cristobal Castañeda Camarillo, and prosecutors also visited the scene.
The hit is believed to have been carried out in retaliation for his involvement in failed October 17 arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López.
López was captured after a team of National Guard militarized police tracked him down to a house in Culiacán and were involved in a brief exchange of gunfire.
He was taken into custody by the Guard, though they immediately found themselves surrounded by heavily armed civilian gunmen who opened fire on them. At the same time, acting Sinaloa cartel leader and López’s brother Iván Archivaldo Guzmán ordered masked gunmen to set up roadblocks all over the city and lay siege to it.
In the ensuing battle, authorities found themselves pinned back by heavy gunfire machinery and outmaneuvered due to the placement of various roadblocks that prevented reinforcements from reaching their locations. A jailbreak also took place, resulting in approximately 30 inmates breaking out of prison and taking to the streets.
The police were finally forced to concede, release López and retreat, with Security Minister Alfonso Durazo stating the decision was taken “to avoid more violence in the area and preserve the lives of our personnel and recover calm in the city.”