Gunfire filled the streets of Culiacan as police moved in to arrest son of 'El Chapo'

The family attorney of Joaquin Guzman says they are collaborating with the president of Mexico following the wild shootout.
2:18 | 10/19/19

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Transcript for Gunfire filled the streets of Culiacan as police moved in to arrest son of 'El Chapo'
wild firefight all caught on camera between police in Mexico and suspected members of the massive sinaloa drug cartel. It all happened when police moved in to arrest the son of the notorious drug kingpin el Chapo. This morning, in the wake of the chaos and carnage unleashed in the Mexican city of culiacan the family attorney of El Chapo is speaking out. Saying the family apologizes to the people of culiacan and will take care of the injured. This weekend extraordinary gun battle in the streets of kuliacan as they arrested ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of the notorious Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Masked members of the narco militia fighting back setting cars on fire sending families desperately running for cover. They are freaking out, civilians are freaking out. Classes have been canceled. Reporter: Last year I traveled to the city which is a stronghold for the sinaloa drug cartel. They allowed us in to see a heroin lab. So this is a kilo of heroin. And an operation where they packed drugs into the doors of a car that was headed up into America. It may have been these very same men involved in this week's shootout. Eight people were killed. More than 20 others injured. The situation so out of control that authorities made the extraordinary move of releasing ovidio Guzman Lopez and calling off the operation. The president of Mexico coming out and saying the capture of one criminal cannot be worth more than the lives of people. An extraordinary move letting ovidio Lopez go, wanted on extradition charges from the U.S. Where his dad is serving life in prison on multiple, multiple charges. Go ahead. It's incredible, I mean, the access that they gave U? I think in some ways they wanteded to prove even though el Chapo is in prison they're still up and running.

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