While partying with friends in a Jalisco bar, gunmen burst in and sprayed bullets at Rosales, killing him and the bartender.
Known as ‘El Pirata de Culiacán,’ or ‘The Pirate of Culiacán,’ Rosales gained popularity on YouTube by posting videos making fun of himself and his weight, while often drinking until he passed out.
He had gained over a million Facebook followers and 300,000 Instagram followers by age 17.
El Mencho has a $5 million bounty out for him and is one of Mexico’s most wanted criminals. He remains at large.