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Mexican police officer who arrested El Chapo’s son is assassinated in a hail of bullets

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The Mexican police officer involved in the arrest of the son of reputed drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was assassinated after his car came under a barrage of gunfire inside a parking lot.

Closed circuit television cameras captured the horrifying moment on Wednesday morning when at least two armed men with semiautomatic rifles climbed out of a red car and opened fire at a white Nissan four-door sedan.

The red car followed the white car into the parking lot of a shopping center in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state, Infobae.com reported.

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A Mexican police officer in Sinaloa state was gunned down on Wednesday in a hail of bullets
A Mexican police officer in Sinaloa state was gunned down on Wednesday in a hail of bullets
At least two men armed with semiautomatic rifles fired 155 bullets into a white Nissan parked near a shopping center in the Sinaloa city of Culiacan
At least two men armed with semiautomatic rifles fired 155 bullets into a white Nissan parked near a shopping center in the Sinaloa city of Culiacan
Closed circuit television images captured the scene in which the armed men drove up to the white Nissan in a red car
Closed circuit television images captured the scene in which the armed men drove up to the white Nissan in a red car
The armed men are seen getting out of the red vehicle and opening fire almost immediately at the white Nissan
The armed men are seen getting out of the red vehicle and opening fire almost immediately at the white Nissan
The ambush on Wednesday morning took less than 30 seconds
The ambush on Wednesday morning took less than 30 seconds

The ambush took less than 30 seconds as the gunmen fired at least 150 bullets into the white vehicle. 

The authorities identified the dead officer as Eduardo ‘N,’ 32.

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The victim was a high-level officer with Sinalo’s State Preventive Police. 

Local media reports indicate that the officer was involved in the October 17 arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.Soldiers ask El Chapo’s son to call off attacks before letting him goLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00PreviousPlaySkipMuteCurrent Time0:00/Duration Time2:38FullscreenNeed Text

This October 17, 2019, frame grab from video provided by the Mexican government shows Ovidio Guzman Lopez at the moment of his detention, in Culiacan, Mexico. Mexican security forces had Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, outside a house on his knees against a wall before they were forced to back off and let him go as his gunmen shot up the western city of Culiacan
This October 17, 2019, frame grab from video provided by the Mexican government shows Ovidio Guzman Lopez at the moment of his detention, in Culiacan, Mexico. Mexican security forces had Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, outside a house on his knees against a wall before they were forced to back off and let him go as his gunmen shot up the western city of Culiacan
The Mexican government released video footage of the failed arrest of drug lord Ovidio Guzmán López's October 17 (pictured)
The Mexican government released video footage of the failed arrest of drug lord Ovidio Guzmán López’s October 17 (pictured)
Cartel leader Iván Archivaldo Guzmán ordered an all-out attack on the Mexican military after they surrounded his brother's house
Cartel leader Iván Archivaldo Guzmán ordered an all-out attack on the Mexican military after they surrounded his brother’s house 

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (left) defended the decision to release Guzmán Lopez (right), saying he was protecting civilian lives

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Mexican security forces had Guzman Lopez outside a house on his knees against a wall before they were forced to back off and let him go as his cartel’s gunmen shot up the Culiacan.

Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval last week showed video and presented a timeline of the failed operation to arrest Guzmán López – an incident that embarrassed the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The video shot by soldiers shows Guzmán exit the house with his hands up. 

Soldiers order him to call off the attacks around the city as gunfire is heard in the background.

Guzmán called his brother Archivaldo Iván Guzmán Salazar on his cellphone and told him to stop the chaos.

Archivaldo refused and shouted threats against the soldiers and their families. 

The attacks continued and eight minutes later the first wounded soldiers were reported.

A cartel member carrying a grenade launcher to fight the army in Culiacán on October 17 after violence erupted over the attempted arrest of El Chapo's son
A cartel member carrying a grenade launcher to fight the army in Culiacán on October 17 after violence erupted over the attempted arrest of El Chapo’s son
A body is seen laying on the street after the deadly gun battle. Culiacán exploded in violence with armed cartel members in trucks roaring through the city's streets shooting at soldiers with machine guns
A body is seen laying on the street after the deadly gun battle. Culiacán exploded in violence with armed cartel members in trucks roaring through the city’s streets shooting at soldiers with machine guns
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Northwestern Mexico was turned into a war zone as a result of a gun battle between armed cartel members and Mexican law enforcement
Northwestern Mexico was turned into a war zone as a result of a gun battle between armed cartel members and Mexican law enforcement

Archivaldo Guzmán surely knew at that point that the cartel had the upper hand.

Thirteen people were killed in gunbattles around the city. 

Officials in Mexico City ultimately ordered security forces to withdraw four hours after the operation began to avoid more bloodshed.

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