Judge Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, 37, federal judge who presided over appeals from various accused drug lords — including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman — was killed with a bullet to the head outside his Mexico home Monday accounting to Daily News.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance but could not be saved, local media reported.
The mystery gunman runs behind him before shooting him in the back of the head at point-blank range. Bermudez, 37, lies dying in the street as the gunman flees. According to local reports he was rushed to hospital where he later died.
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a televised speech Monday that he ordered his attorney general to investigate the murder, but he did not provide additional information about the case.
The Judge recently suspended the extradition of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to the US to face drug trafficking charges.
El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel is infamous for its willingness to execute or corrupt officials, and the notoriously brutal drug lord has twice escaped top security prisons.