The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has “no leads” in the search for an illegal alien who’s been deported from the United States five times before and is accused of the execution-style murders of five people in a Texas mass shooting. Authorities say that their suspect, who’s been on the run since Friday, April 28th, illegal alien Francisco Oropesa, is considered armed and dangerous.
Five-time deported illegal alien Francisco Oropesa allegedly murdered five of his neighbors in Cleveland, Texas, including an 8-year-old boy after he was asked to stop firing his weapon outside while children were trying to sleep. The victims, who were also in the United States illegally, were reportedly murdered execution-style according to five witnesses, who were unharmed in the slaughter.
When police arrived on the scene, they say they found the bodies of three women and two children, with the women lying on top of the children in an effort to shield them from the fatal gunshots. The surviving witnesses were reportedly covered in human blood.
In the shooting’s aftermath, the suspected killer was believed to be contained within a two-mile radius, but the authorities now say that Francisco Oropesa must have slipped past them, having found his clothing and his cell phone abandoned.
Local Sheriff Greg Capers of San Jacinto County, Texas told reporters that Francisco Oropesa, a career criminal and Mexican national who’s considered armed and dangerous, “could be anywhere” and the FBI is admitting that it has “no leads” in the manhunt.
Additionally, the FBI was apparently misspelling Oropesa’s name early in the investigation, mistakenly referring to him as Francisco “Oropeza.”
According to a statement from the office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the state has announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Oropesa, “who is in the country illegally and killed five illegal immigrants in a shooting Friday night in Cleveland, Texas.”
The statement also revealed that Oropesa has been added to the Texas Department of Safety’s Top 10 Fugitive List.
“The Governor also directed DPS Director Steve McCraw and Texas Military Department (TMD) Adjutant General Thomas Suelzer to alert Operation Lone Star soldiers and troopers to be on the lookout for the criminal and any attempts to flee the country after taking the lives of five people,” the Governor’s statement went on to say.
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