A Mexican national, who is reportedly an illegal immigrant, was still at large on Monday morning in connection with the shooting deaths of five neighbors, including a small child, in Texas.
Authorities are offering a $80,000 reward for information that results in Francisco Oropesa’s detention more than 48 hours after the killing in Cleveland, Texas, west of Houston.
According to reports, Oropesa’s neighbors urged him to cease blasting his weapon in his yard late on Friday so a newborn could sleep.
After entering the adjoining home and opening fire on five of the ten persons inside, the 38-year-old suspect, who investigators recognized via surveillance footage at the site and by a Mexican consulate card, reportedly executed the victims.
More than 250 law enforcement personnel from more than a dozen agencies were actively looking for Oropesa on Sunday evening, according to FBI Houston, which has taken over updates from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office.
James Smith, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s investigation, revealed a second $25,000 FBI prize on Sunday.
The combined incentive of $55,000 from the offices of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and many county crime stoppers was upped to $80,000 as a result.
The wife of a constable who passed away approximately a year ago was meant to be escorted by Capers to a Texas police officers’ memorial Sunday night, but he told her why he could not.