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


                            Mexican YouTuber shot dead after insulting notorious drug lord in a video

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 (Twitter)

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'

He got drunk and posted a video on YouTube insulting 'El Mencho' (Twitter)

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".

He said "El Mencho can suck my d**k" (Twitter)

Cervantes is one of the most wanted men to come out of Mexico and has a bounty of $5 million on his head.

'El Mencho' has a $5 million bounty on his head (Daily Mail)

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.

Rosales was at a bar in Jalisco with his friends when he was shot (Twitter)

The boy died after being hit by bullets 18 times. Authorities were only able to identify him as Rosales because of his tattoos.

He died after being shot 18 times (Twitter)

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.

A 25-year-old employee also died in the incident (Twitter)

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.

'El Chapo' being arrested in January last year (Daily Mail)

Rosales was left with his grandmother as a child by his mother. He grew up never knowing his father.

He grew up never knowing his father (Twitter)

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.

He used to wash cars for a living before social media fame (Twitter)

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 known as 'El Pirata de Culiacán' (The Pirate of Culiacán) (Twitter)

He was able to get a large following on YouTube posting videos of himself drinking beer and whisky till he passed out.

Rosales got recognition after posting videos of himself getting drunk and passing out (Twitter)

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. 

He poked fun at his weight all the time (Twitter)

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. 

Rosales had over a million followers on Facebook (Twitter)

He was becoming so popular that the fame was earning him spots at promotional events and music videos.

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