FBI offers $20,000 reward for info on gunman who shot U.S. consular officer in Mexico

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The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a male suspect who shot a U.S. consulate official Friday evening in the northern city of Guadalajara.


The incident took place around 6:20 pm, according to a press release from the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR). Mexican authorities said the victim, who has not yet been officially identified, is in a stable condition. The suspect’s identity has not been released and his whereabouts are not known.

The consulate did however upload security camera footage to Facebook where the gunman in dark sunglasses and a blue outfit can be seen pulling out a pistol and shooting the U.S. consulate official as he appeared to drive out of a shopping mall parking lot.

Some Mexican media outlets have identified the U.S. consulate officer as Christopher Ashcraft, but the U.S. has not yet confirmed his identity.


Ashcraft’s LinkedIn profile lists him as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State with “experience related to Middle East/North Africa and Latin America.”

The Guardian, citing a source within the Guadalajara police, said Mexican cops found Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) credentials in Ashcraft's name after the shooting.

The State of Department and the DEA have not commented on the matter.

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