A man suspected of shooting a USA consulate officer outside the consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, has been captured, Mexican officials said.
Gunman shoots at the auto of a USA consulate official in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Surveillance video released by the State Department shows the gunman following the consular into a nearby parking lot Friday evening.
The FBI posted a $20,000 reward for information on the attacker.
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Mexican authorities have said the official is now in stable condition.
"The detention of the aggressor against the consular agent has been achieved", said Eduardo Almaguer, attorney general in the state of Jalisco, where Guadalajara is located, on Sunday morning.
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The State Department had already issued a travel warning for Jalisco, including Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Lake Chapala, citing "continued instability".
As Ashcraft's vehicle emerged from the garage, the gunman fired a shot into the windshield.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said that, for privacy reasons, no further information would be made available about the victim.
"(U.S. citizens) should also take care not to fall into predictable patterns for those movements that are essential.
Attacks on diplomats are federal crimes in Mexico.
Jalisco is one of the engines of the Mexican economy, but the state's southern border turned into a battleground between rival drug cartels - the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (JNG) and the Michoacan-based Knights Templar. "We are working closely with Mexican law enforcement in this matter". "The safety and security of our employees overseas is among our highest priorities", an embassy spokesperson said.
An alleged leader of the Barrio Azteca gang was extradited to the United States, where he was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder.