Rumors Swirl Drug Lord Joaquín Guzmán Shot Dead
Guatemala sends investigators to determined what happened in jungle fight
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2013 9:46 AM CST
Mexico's biggest drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, shown here in a photo from June 10, 1993.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

(Newser) – An intense gun battle yesterday in the remote jungle of northern Guatemala has people wondering if notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera could be dead, reports the Los Angeles Times. Guatemalan authorities are sending in security forces to investigate, but at this point officials cannot even confirm whether a gun fight even took place, let alone Guzmán's presence.

Local villagers reported a shootout in the early hours this morning, and they said one of the dead resembles Guzmán—Mexico's biggest drug lord and the Chicago's first Public Enemy No. 1 since Al Capone. Reports differed on whether the battle was between two gangs or one gang and the military. Guatemala is sending a forensics team to determine what happened and who is dead.

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Feb 23, 2013 4:26 AM CST
Isn't this the charmer who's gang cut the face off a victim, stitched it to a soccer ball and kicked it through his family's window? Hunt down these scum like rabid dogs.
Feb 22, 2013 7:51 PM CST
he is alive and well and driving a cab in nyc along with osama bin l!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 22, 2013 5:37 PM CST
Guzman is alive. This is quite a weak try at being dead. He needs to go up to Chicago if he has any huevos at all and see how tough he is then.