After seeing that Meza Torres was shot, Rojas Félix attempted to flee the scene by jumping onto the rooftop of a property. He was arrested there by other policemen. The police confirmed that both men were from Sinaloa. At the scene, the police officers confiscated a . 38 Super (used by Rojas Félix) and 9 mm (used by Meza Torres) handguns, 22 rounds of ammunition, and two cartridges. Rojas Félix was taken into custody by state officials from the Intentional Homicide Office of the General Prosecutor, where the government would determine his criminal status. When interrogated, Rojas Félix stated that Meza Torres and him had met with Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel Villarreal, a suspected leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, days prior. He also stated that the weapons they were carrying were owned by Coronel Villarreal. Investigators asked Rojas Félix to discuss the topics covered in the supposed meeting and to help them locate the property where it took place, but Rojas Félix said he could not remember. This investigation reached the Subprocuraduría de Investigación Especializada en Delincuencia Organizada (SIEDO), Mexico's former organized crime investigatory agency, but they declined to investigate.