chapoA federal judge whose court handled some cases related to drug cartels, including El Chapo, has been killed near Mexico City.

Vicente Antonio Bermudez Zacarias was murdered in Metepec, a town in the state of Mexico, the Supreme Court said in a statement on Monday.

President Enrique Peña Nieto condemned the murder and ordered the attorney general’s office to take over the investigation.

According to local media, the judge was shot in the head at point-blank range and succumbed to his wound while being taken to a hospital.

He was exercising outside when he was killed, according to the newspaper “Reforma.”

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