Suspect, Francisco Oropesa, became a fugitive after he allegedly murdered, execution style, five of his neighbors in Texas on Friday night. The murders occurred in retaliation for a noise complaint after his neighbors called him out for firing a rifle on his property.
Oropesa, who is a Mexican national is currently on the run, and FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge James Smith has stated that the authorities do not possess any information about his location. The Texas governor’s office, state agencies, and the FBI are offering a combined $80,000 reward for any information that could lead to locating and capturing Oropesa.
James further pointed out that Oropesa is likely to have contacted his friends following the incident on Friday and as such, they are hoping that the reward will act as an incentive that will allow them to capture the fugitive faster. They have also released four photos of Oropesa’s face, one of which shows his arm where a large tattoo of a woman in a headdress can be seen. The photos are to help further assist in the search for Oropesa.
“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday asked DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas whether he had any information about Oropesa’s immigration status as it was previously reported that he had a “consulate card” which could mean that he was in the country legally but had overstayed. Mayorkas declined any questions and pointed out that as this is an active case, he could not provide any information on Oropesa’s immigration status.