Margarito Martínez Esquivel was Tijuana's best-known street-level police and crime photojournalist – a local legend who covered killings, car crashes and natural disasters. Then, at lunchtime on 17 January 2022, as the 49-year-old set off from his home, he was murdered. He is one of at least eight Mexican journalists to have been killed this year. Before he died, Emilio Espejel, a local film-maker, profiled his work.
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