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Police ID man shot and killed in Southlake Town Square

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SOUTHLAKE, Texas -

Southlake police are searching for two men who fatally shot a man Wednesday night at the popular Southlake Town Square.

Police have identified the victim as Juan Jesus Guerrero-Chapa, a 43-year-old man from Mexico who had been living in Southlake for the last two years.

Police are trying to determine if this was an execution because of possible ties to a drug cartel.

Southlake's police chief said he could not specifically confirm Chapa's affiliation with the Mexican Gulf Cartel but multiple Mexican news outlets report he was a well-known lawyer for the Matamoros-based drug organization.

Chapa was married and had three kids.

The FBI, ATF, Texas Rangers and DEA are assisting in the investigation at the request of Southlake police.

Police say the victim and his wife were sitting in a dark SUV when two men in a white SUV pulled up behind them.

Police say one man got out of the white SUV, ran up to the victim, who was sitting in the passenger's seat, and shot Chapa nine times. The shooter is described as a Hispanic man between 5'7 and 5'10 and wore some kind of mask.

Southlake police released images Thursday from surveillance footage of a white SUV believed to be driven by the assailants. The SUV image shows part of the license plate, which appears to read BHY.

Police say the suspects are two Hispanic males and they believe the shooting was an organized hit.

Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett said the shooting was a "well-orchestrated act" during a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Chapa's wife, who was in the driver's seat, was not injured and is currently under police protection. Police have searched Chapa's Southlake home.

People with any information about the shooting are asked to call Southlake police at 817-748-8127.

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