Footage Was Released Of The Gunfight That Led To El Chapo's Recapture
The Mexican government released what appears to be footage of a furious firefight at the safe house of drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
It was 4:30 am on January 8 when the Mexican Navy stormed El Chapo's hiding place, located in his home state of Sinaloa, Mexico, CNN reports.
According to NBC News, the following footage shows the gunfire exchange in which five of El Chapo's operatives were killed.
Toward the end of the video, apparently taken from a body or helmet camera, one Mexican soldier can be heard yelling, "They got me! They got me!"
His injuries were not life-threatening, however, and no other soldiers were reportedly hurt.
He reportedly managed to steal a car, but Mexican police arrested him shortly after.
El Chapo was on the run for six months following his escape from a Mexican maximum security prison.
He is currently waiting at this same prison as authorities move to extradite him to the US in a process that could take several years.