Manhunt Continues for Mexican National Accused of Killing Five in Texas

Mexican national Francisco Oropesa, accused of killing five in Texas. Photo: Google


More than 250 U.S. law enforcement officers continued to search Monday, May 1, for a Mexican national who allegedly gunned down five of his neighbors execution style in the Texas town of Cleveland on the night of Friday, April 28.

Francisco Oropesa, 38, whom authorities said was in the country illegally and had been deported from the United States at least four times over the course of the last 14 years, murdered five members of a Honduran family that lived next door to him after one member of the family, Wilson Garcia, approached Oropesa Friday night to ask him to stop firing his gun in his yard so that Garcia’s baby could sleep.

Reportedly, Oropesa then stormed the home of the family and began shooting the residents with an AR-15 rifle, killing at least five people, including a nine-year-old child, and injuring five other members of the family.

Two women were killed while shielding a six-week-old boy and a three-year-old girl.

The suspect then fled the scene of the crime.

Officials said Sunday night that they had no information as to Garcia’s current whereabouts, despite authorities offering up to $80,000 for information leading to his capture.

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