Chimalpopoca is identified by some sources as a son of the Tlatoani Moctezuma II, not be confused with an earlier Aztec ruler of the same name. According to some authors he was taken out of Tenochtitlan as a prisoner with other noble men by the Spaniards during the Noche Triste, when he was killed being struck with a bolt from a crossbow. :87
- Orozco y Berra, Manuel; Historia Antigua y de la Conquista de México; Ciudad de México, 1888. Volume IV, pp 445 and 446.
- González-Obregón, Luis; Las Calles de México; Ciudad de México, 1992. Page 6.