Maria Guadalupe Lopez Esquivel was a 21-year-old Mexican cartel assassin.
Maria, who was given the nickname ‘La Catrina,’ was shot in the neck by Mexico’s army, National Guard and Michoacán state police during a raid on a safe house where she stayed with several members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the New York Post reports.
Catrina fled the shooting and collapsed behind a wall struggling to breathe. She was taken to a helicopter where she later died minutes after taking off.
La Catrina gained notoriety following her involvement in an Oct. 14 ambush that left more than dozen state cops dead.
She was a member the New Generation Cartel, which is reportedly considered by many analysts to be the “most dangerous and largest Mexican cartel.”
Her cartel duties as a hitwoman included paying other cartel members and coordinating assassinations, extortion and kidnappings.
The cartel, whose leader is Ruben Oseguera Cervantes aka “El Mencho,” is believed to have operations throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.