Mexican YouTuber shot dead after insulting notorious drug lord in a video
Rosales was gunned down by armed men in a bar in Jalisco after hitting out at 'El Mencho'. Another man, a 25-year-old employee at the bar, was also killed in the shooting
A drug lord in Mexico shot dead a teenage YouTuber because the boy insulted him in a video.
17-year-old Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales got drunk and posted a video on the streaming site insulting Nemesio Ocegera Cervantes, also known as 'El Mencho'
51-year-old Cervantes is considered one of Mexico's most dangerous drug lords and is the leader of the New Generation Cartel of Jalisco. The teen can be heard in the video saying, "El Mencho can suck my d**k".
Cervantes is one of the most wanted men to come out of Mexico and has a bounty of $5 million on his head.
Attorney General of Jalisco, Raul Sanchez Jimenez, told Mexican media outlets that Rosales and his friends were at a bar in Jalisco partying when a group of armed men walked in and fired at him.
The boy died after being hit by bullets 18 times. Authorities were only able to identify him as Rosales because of his tattoos.
The incident, which occurred on December 18, saw another victim of the shootout in a 25-year-old employee working at the bar at that time.
Rosales was born in Sinaloa (a Mexican state) famous for being an area notorious for cartels. Drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman was from this area.
Rosales was left with his grandmother as a child by his mother. He grew up never knowing his father.
Due to his difficult circumstances, Rosales said in an interview that took place recently that he left his hometown when he was 15 years old. He did not finish high school and moved to nearby Culiacán where he started washing cars to earn a living.
It was here that he took on the name of 'El Pirata de Culiacán,' or 'The Pirate of Culiacán', the name that would make him a sensation across the internet.
He was able to get a large following on YouTube posting videos of himself drinking beer and whisky till he passed out.
Rosales used to post pictures poking fun at the fact that he was overweight. He was known for his sense of humor and his childlike appearance.
By the time he turned 17 years of age, he had over a million followers on Facebook and more than 300,000 followers on Instagram.
He was becoming so popular that the fame was earning him spots at promotional events and music videos.
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