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A Mexican police officer who was involved with the operation that resulted in the temporary arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son was shot in killed in a brutal assassination during which his killers fired more than 150 bullets at him in his vehicle at close range, according to Fox News.

The officer was 30-year-old Eduardo N. (full name has not been released), and he was killed in broad daylight shortly after parking his vehicle at a shopping center in Culiacan, Sinaloa, in Mexico on Wednesday.

The killing was captured on CCTV footage obtained and published by the Mexican news organization Excelsior. After Eduardo parks his vehicle, a red car pulls up beside him, two men jump out and open fire on Eduardo before fleeing the scene. The whole incident occurs in about 30 seconds.

El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, was arrested on Oct. 17 for alleged drug trafficking. The police convoy that was transporting Lopez was ambushed by cartel gunmen, who also burned road barricades. Eight people died and 20 more were injured in the fighting.

Mexican authorities ended up releasing Lopez.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has defended the officers’ retreat and release of Lopez, saying the goal was to avoid casualties.

“The bad cannot be confronted with the bad,” he said. “The bad needs to be confronted doing the good. We believe the most important thing is life, protecting the lives of everyone, the lives of the military, the lives of the presumed delinquents, and the lives of civilians.

Obrador said more than 200 people would have died if authorities had let the situation escalate. Mexico is on pace for 32,000 murders this year, many of them at the hands of drug cartels.

  • Gr8awakening says:

    Obviously the governor was elected by the cartel. Probably threatened the people with death as usual. Mexico is turning into a failed state very quickly if not already!!

    • Redeemed Democrat says:

      This is it. The governor in cohort with the cartel. This is what the dems are fighting for and that’s why they want the president removed who is blocking their way.

  • Stephen says:

    Do we end tourism into Mexico & investments??
    Or go in armed??
    Had to have inside knowledge to ID cop who captured El Chapo son for sure, scary.
    Hey Mexico do U want Help or Not, we can carpet bomb drug labs in So Mexico & near PV?
    Or is Pres O gutless

  • Most Americans think Mexico has a proper functioning government. This is far from true. Most of the people that hold positions in the Mexican government are owned by the cartel. The Mexican people would have to stand up and call out for the end of the cartel. Ask the United States to help in elimination. This will never happen.

  • Rick says:

    Mexican authorities ended up releasing Lopez…..Its a good thing The U.S. isn’t about of pussies like Mexico..

  • Chaz says:

    Last time I was in MX was in 1963 or 1964 on a visit to TJ as a young man’s lark to see the donkey shows, get laid, drunk, etc., but seeing the police carrying submachine guns everywhere greatly shortened my visit and I vowed to never return to such a place…and I have not! Doesn’t sound like I missed much in 55 years, either.

  • Art LaPella says:

    “protecting the lives of everyone” You can either protect the life of a killer like Lopez, or you can protect the lives of most everyone else. Not everyone.

  • Delores Jenkins says:

    That an attempt on Eduardo N. would have been anticipated. Where were the body guards that should have been protecting him? Why was he not shielded from death? Who is behind it in the government?

  • CF