Five people, including a 9-year-old child, were killed in a mass shooting in San Jacinto County overnight on Friday, and the perpetrator is thought to be the victims’ next-door neighbor. There is presently a manhunt going on for 38-year-old Francisco Oropesa.
The man was allegedly shooting his gun in his yard when a neighbor urged him to stop since they were trying to get their kid to sleep inside. According to the sheriff’s office, the suspect promised the victims he would carry out his wishes.
When deputies arrived, they discovered four dead family members inside the house. A 9-year-old child who was the fifth victim was rushed to a hospital, where they eventually passed away. Sheriff Greg Capers of San Jacinto County stated that they were able to recognize Oropesa thanks to his Mexican consulate card and a doorbell camera.
“We know him by name, date of birth. We’ve got his Mexican consulate card. Plus, there was a ring doorbell on the victim’s house that we actually captured him coming up to the front door with the weapon,” Capers said.
According to Capers, Oropesa’s family has previously received reports about him firing his weapon in the backyard. “I can’t tell you how many times we’ve had a call out here, but we have researched a little bit of that. And we have found some prior history at these residence,” he said.
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Capers claimed that Oropesa had an AR15-style rifle inside his house in addition to at least two additional firearms. He added that Oropesa’s wife is being interviewed. Oropesa was arrested for DWI in 2009, according to DPS records.
Five counts of murder have resulted in the issuance of a warrant for Oropesa. A $5 million bond has been posted for him. Senator Ted Cruz tweeted on Sunday that ICE had determined Oropesa was in the country illegally and had previously been deported.
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