Police officer Eduardo Triana Sandoval, 32, was murdered by two unknown gunmen outside a shopping mall in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Wednesday evening, moments after he finished his service
A Mexican police officer killed in ambush acted as a lookout to see cart cannons patrolling the streets on the day El Chapo & # 39; s son was arrested.
Eduardo Triana Sandoval, 32, was murdered by two unknown gunmen outside a shopping mall in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Wednesday evening, moments after he finished his service.
Local media reported that the fallen agent played a role in the frustrated attempt to capture Ovidio Guzmán López.
But Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, head of the Sinaloa secretariat for security and civil protection, said that Triana Sandoval and other police members did not participate in the attack.
Castañeda Camarillo revealed that Triana Sandoval was not scheduled to work on October 17 when he presented himself for service at the state police command center in Culiacán after news of a warlike battle between an armed wing of the Sinaloa cartel and the army nearby Guzmán López & # 39; s army broke at home in the Tres Ríos district.
The official added that Triana Sandoval accompanied him to the Aguaruto Penitentiary, where 49 prisoners had escaped from the chaos that engulfed Culiacán.
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Local media reported that the fallen agent (photo) played a role in the frustrated attempt to capture Ovidio Guzmán López, but the Sinaloa state police said he and other department agents responded to reports of fleeing prisoners and armed gang members the streets of Culiacán patrolled on October 17
A Mexican police officer in the state of Sinaloa was shot in a bullet on Wednesday
Triana Sandoval was also part of a unit sent to various areas where armed hunters of the Sinaloa cartel were spotted through the streets before the gang laid down their weapons and withdrew.
& # 39; He did not participate directly, just as no element of the state police participated in the operation that the federal authorities carried out on the subject that you all know, & # 39; said Castañeda Camarillo.
& # 39; The participation of the authorities of the state of Sinaloa was to respond to various reports on the presence of armed people in different parts of the city. This unit element therefore did not directly participate in a detention on the 17th. & # 39;
CCTV captured the horrific moment when at least two armed men with semi-automatic guns climbed out of a red car and opened fire on a white Nissan four-door sedan.
The ambush lasted less than 30 seconds when the shooters used an AR-15 and AK-47 to fire at least 150 bullets at the white vehicle.
The red car was the white car followed to the parking lot of a shopping center in Culiacán, the capital of the state of Sinaloa.
Triana Sandoval joined the police six years ago and was a member of the Elite Force.
He also served with the security team assigned to monitor the Deputy Secretary of the Sinaloa Security and Civil Protection Secretariat.
His friend Gabriel Santos told DailyMail.com that & # 39; courage & # 39; one of his virtues was & # 39; that made him stand out.
Triana Sandoval joined the police six years ago and was a member of the Elite Force
On October 17, 2019, Ovidio Guzmán López shows a frame shot of the video from the Mexican government at the time of his detention in Culiacán, Mexico
At least two men armed with semi-automatic rifles fired 155 bullets in a white Nissan parked near a mall in the city of Cinalacán in the Sinaloa
Closed television images captured the scene in which the armed men drove to the white Nissan in a red car
The armed men come out of the red vehicle and almost immediately open fire on the white Nissan
The ambush on Wednesday night in the mall lasted less than 30 seconds
Authorities are investigating whether the two men, who generally remain large, committed the murder in response to the limited role of Triana Sandoval when soldiers did not arrest Guzmán López.
Triana Sandoval lived in the city of Costa Rica, where armed men took a toll on the highway, both to distract the police.
Mexican security forces had Guzmán López on his knees outside a house against a wall before being forced to retreat and let him go while the shooters of his cartel shot the Culiacán.
Defense Minister Luis Cresencio Sandoval showed video last week and presented a timeline of the failed operation to arrest Guzmán López – an incident that embarrassed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The video made by soldiers lets Guzmán López leave the house with his hands up.
Soldiers command him to stop the attacks in the city, while gunshots can be heard in the background.
Guzmán López called his brother Archivaldo Iván Guzmán Salazar on his cell and told him to stop the chaos.
The Mexican government has released video footage of the failed arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López & # 39; s October 17 (photo)
Cartel leader Iván Archivaldo Guzmán ordered a total attack on the Mexican army after they had surrounded his brother's house
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (left) defended the decision to release Guzmán López (right) and said that he protected civilian lives
Archivaldo Guzmán refused and shouted threats against the soldiers and their families.
The attacks continued and eight minutes later the first wounded soldiers were reported.
Archivaldo Guzmán was certain at the time that the cartel had the upper hand and ordered his men to resign after Guzmán López was released.
Thirteen people were killed in firefights around the city.
Officials in Mexico City finally ordered the security forces to withdraw four hours after the operation to prevent more bloodshed.
Mexico & # 39; s public security minister Alfonso Durazo said the aborted operation to arrest Guzmán Lopez was a & # 39; hasty action & # 39; was worthy of criticism – but the details showed that the arrest had been going on for more than a week.
The government's timeline showed that the US government requested the arrest of Guzmán López on September 13 and a special anti-drug unit from the Mexican army traveled from Mexico City to Culiacán on October 9 to prepare.
Authorities were still in the process of obtaining a search warrant when the operation began on October 17 outside a large house where Guzmán López was located.
A cartel member with a grenade launcher to fight the army in Culiacán on October 17 after violence broke out about the attempt to arrest the son of El Chapo
After the deadly firefight a body is lying on the street. Culiacán exploded in violence with armed cartel members in trucks roaring through the streets of the city and shooting at soldiers with machine guns
Northwest Mexico was turned into a war zone due to a firefight between armed cartel members and Mexican law enforcement
As they walked through the house, armed men involved in the operation began to attack.
Sandoval said that once the police were attacked, the search warrant was no longer needed.
What seemed clear was that once the operation was started, the government forces were quickly sent away by the Sinaloa cartel.
Military planners had four extra teams that formed an outer safety ring for the operation, but the shooters of the cartel cut off the routes for three of them who prevented additional support from arriving.
Ovidio Guzmán López (left), along with his brothers, is believed to be a leader in the Sinaloa cartel run by his father, Joaquín & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzmán, (right), before being imprisoned in the US
A burned vehicle is seen across the street from a football stadium in Culiacán, Mexico, the day after armed gunmen had committed a total attack on the Mexican army
Dozens of bullet casings sow the sidewalk in Mexico, a day after heavily armed gunmen attacked the army and forced the release of El Chapo & s son.
A video shows the moment when cartel members took to the streets with machine guns and grenade launchers in an attempt to stop the arrest of the son of El Chapo
In the meantime, the cartel sent convoys of gunmen to various military installations in the city to attack soldiers and their families.
At a military housing block, a sergeant led children in safety who were playing outside, but was taken hostage.
According to Sandoval, two officers and nine soldiers were held hostage by the cartel.
Most of them provided security for two tank truck convoys on a toll square on the outskirts of the city.
Sandoval said soldiers estimate that 150 shooters arrived in 30 vehicles.
When Guzmán López was released, all the soldiers were released and the team that had captured him left.
It was unclear who negotiated during the confrontation with the cartel.
Sandoval said the team leader was offered $ 3 million with Guzmán López to let him go, but refused and was then told that the cartel would kill him and his family.
Timeline of the October 17 fight in Culiacán that stops the arrest of El Chapo & # 39; s son, Ovidio Guzmán López
14:00 PM: Mexican army confirms the presence of Ovidio Guzmán López in a house in Tres Ríos, an upscale neighborhood in Culiacán
2.30 p.m. PT: A team of soldiers surrounds the house where Guzmán López and family members reside
14:50 PT: Soldiers are confronted with gunfire from the house and armed Sinaloa cartel members in the neighborhood
3.15 pm PT: El Chapo & # 39; s son steps through a door in the compound with his hands up and hands himself over to soldiers
15:17 PT: A soldier tells Guzmán López to call his brother Iván Archivaldo Guzmán and stop the attack by cartel members
15:25 PM PT: reports area of the first wounded military soldiers
3:45 PM PT: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hears about the operation for the first time during a meeting with his security cabinet
3:47 PM PT: There are reports of armed men loyal to the Sinaloa cartel that Culiacán patrols with machine guns
3.50 pm PT: cartel members arrive in a convoy of trucks and surround military opera bases in the nearby cities of Costa Rica, El Fuerte and Cosalá
17:04 PT: the cartel unleashes an attack on the military bases while other members burn vehicles on the street and prisoners escape from a prison in an attempt to stop the arrest
18:49 PT: The Security Cabinet orders soldiers to resign and to release Guzmán
19:17 PT: Sinaloa cartel members release one official and four soldiers they have captured
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