This is the moment a suspected hitman was rescued by the soldiers he was trying to kill after a ‘hit’ went wrong.
The ‘sicario’ – as they are known in Mexico – was involved in the shooting when he crashed and his vehicle flipped over, reports said.
The man is allegedly a member of a criminal gang that attacked National Defence officers in the village of Miguel Aleman, in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas.
An army officer is seen desperately trying to get the man out of the vehicle
Several other officers gather round to try and help the man as others stand and wait
He is eventually freed by two officers, who put his arms around their shoulders and help him walk away from the wreck
They’re then followed by several other armed troops, who then take him to receive medical attention
The army officers were shot at with rifles and machine guns whilst inside their tanks by several people travelling in different cars.
The members of the gang managed to escape but some minutes later, one of the vehicles overturned in the middle of the road.
The officers arrived at the scene and found one of the criminals trapped inside the overturned car.
Despite being shot at, they began a rescue operation with the video showing an army official on the ground trying to reassure the man as they tried to save his life.
The 23-year-old trapped man can be heard telling officers he is going to faint, to which the official replies: ‘No calm down, breathe.’
Later on the footage shows the man saying ‘Thanks, thanks a lot for saving my life, seriously’
The hitman, wearing a red shirt, is then pulled from the wreckage and treated by a first aider.
Footage shows him then saying: ‘Thanks, thanks a lot for saving my life, seriously’ while sitting on the ground.
It is reported that the officials held onto the man before police arrived to arrest him.
Mexican officers are reported to have seized a Barrett 50-calibre sniper rifle and three AK-47 machine guns, among others.