Escapee Is Prime Suspect In BRUTAL Slaying Of Family
(TargetLiberty.org) – Texas cops say an escaped convict murdered a family of five last week, then died in a shootout with police. Four of the deceased were children. The killer is believed to belong to a Mexican crime gang.
Gonzalo Artemio Lopez, a convicted murderer in Texas who had escaped from a prison bus last month, was “captured and deceased” after becoming the prime suspect in the killing of five people earlier in the day, the authorities said. https://t.co/Zc4WefVwmD
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On May 12, Gonzalo Lopez, a 46-year-old convicted murderer linked to Mexican organized crime, was being taken from a maximum-security prison in Gatesville, TX for a medical appointment. Somehow he managed to get free of his shackles, cut his way out of a security cage, injure the bus driver, and escape.
Last Thursday, police were called to a home in Leon County, Texas after neighbors became suspicious. They found the bodies of 66-year-old Mark Collins of Tomball and four of his grandchildren, aged 11 to 18. Lopez was quickly named as the leading suspect, and officers warned that the killer had stolen clothes, guns, and a truck from the home. Later that night, Atascosa County sheriff’s deputies spotted the stolen truck and managed to intercept it with spike strips, blowing out all four tires. Gomez, who was in the truck, then opened fire on the deputies with an AR-15 rifle; they returned fire, killing him. County Sheriff David Soward later told reporters, “This dangerous individual is off the street and no officers were injured.”
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