Edgar Guzman Lopez was the son of Sinaloa Cartel boss Joaquin Guzman Loera and Griselda Lopez Perez, and he was born in 1986. Guzman was his father's chosen successor, and he was kept out of the family business until he finished school; by 2008, he had grown his first gram of cocaine paste, and he decided to do business for the cartel. Guzman travelled to Chicago, Illinois with his friend Arturo Meza Cazares, defying his father's orders to stay at home due to the high risk that he would be arrested. However, he succeeded in making the sale, and he flew back to Mexico with Meza. The two of them attempted to sneak back into Culiacan, his father's home base, and they drove into the city in a red SUV one night. Some of El Chapo's assassins mistook the SUV as Arturo Beltran Leyva's car, so they reported that Beltran Leyva was sighted, and they were ordered to kill him. They fired 500 bullets at the vehicle, riddling the two youths with bullets and killing them. Guzman's friend El Metrico recognized the bodies, and he was immediately filled with sadness and regret. The news reported that Guzman and Meza had been killed by the Beltran Leyva Cartel, not by friendly fire.