The judge presiding over the Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman case was shot and killed while jogging outside of his Mexico home on Monday.
There’s a video that allegedly shows the killer creeping up behind federal judge Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zaharias wearing black clothing.
The man stops the judge while he’s jogging and pulls a gun out pointing it at his head.
The attorney general’s office will lead a thought investigation into the murder, according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Zaharias was a district court magistrate for appeals and civil judgements in the city of Toluca, according to The Wall Street Journal.
His home was located in Metepec, a town located 45 miles west of Mexico City.
He was the presiding judge over a number of cases involving drug lords like “El Chapo.”
The legendary drug lord is currently being held in a federal prison in Cuidad Juarez.
He’s currently fighting off extradition to the U.S. where he is wanted for a variety of charges including mruder, conspiracy to import and distribute drugs, money-laundering, and arms possession, according to AP.
He’s expected to be in the states by 2017.