Police officer who arrested El Chapo's son is shot 150 times in assassination

Police officer who arrested El Chapo's son is shot 150 times in assassination

The police officer involved in the arrest of the son of notorious drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman has been assassinated in a parking lot after being shot 150 times, the Mirror reports.

The 30-year-old officer, named by police only as Eduardo N was killed on Wednesday by gunmen in Culiacan, Sinaloa. Eduardo was a high-level officer in Sinaloa's State Preventive Police.

The arrest of El Chapo's son, who is accused of drug trafficking by the US, was captured in the dramatic footage below:

The fatal attack of the officer reportedly occurred outside a shopping centre in the city of Culiacan. Mexican newspaper Excelsior shared CCTV footage of the horrifying moment which saw at least two armed men with semiautomatic rifles leave a red car and open fire at a white Nissan four-door sedan.

The attack took place in less than 30 seconds as the killers fired at least 150 bullets into the white vehicle.

The gunmen had followed the white car into the parking lot of a shopping centre in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state.

It is believed that there is a link between this murder and the October 17 arrest of Ovidio Guzman Lopez, the son of El Chapo, who was sentenced to life in prison by a US court in July.

Eduardo was not involved in Guzman's arrest but was called in to assist with the ensuing security operation. The arrest sparked serious clashes between security forces and cartel gunmen in Culiacan, bringing the city to a standstill. Security forces eventually released Guzman in a bid to bring an end to the fighting.

Sinaloa's Secretary of Public Security Cristobal Castaneda Camarillo said Eduardo was not scheduled to be working on the day of the arrest but reported to duty due to the grave nature of the situation.