Escaped Inmate Slaughters Houston Family of 5 and then Gunned Down in Shootout with Police

Scary Man - Photo by Tom Morbey on Unsplash

Photo of Tattooed Man by Tom Morbey on Unsplash (not the killer Gonzalo Lopez).

TDCJ confirms cartel killer Gonzalo Lopez is dead, another child found murdered – 25 News KXXV and KRHD

Gonzalo Lopez, who had been on the run since May 12, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers after getting out of his stolen truck.

Lopez, 46, escaped from a TDCJ prison bus on May 12 and attacked the driver, who was wounded in the hand and chest. They both got off the bus.

A second officer fired at Lopez, who got back on the bus and started driving down the road before the bus left the road and Lopez got out and ran into the woods.

Now innocent people are dead and the police have laid the matter to rest while picking up the pieces of a sickening crime wave.

A Houston family was visiting their weekend home in Centerville when they were discovered dead. A 1999 white Chevrolet Silverado, license plate DPV4520, was missing from the residence, and TDCJ says they have evidence that leads them to believe Lopez committed the murders.

Several Centerville residents said law enforcement activity increased in a rural area west of Centerville, but nothing could be confirmed or released at this time.

This video contains further updates, the situation is evolving rapidly as more victims are discovered.

Read more on this story at the following additional news sources:

  1. TDCJ confirms cartel killer Gonzalo Lopez is dead, another child found murdered  25 News KXXV and KRHD
  2. Escaped Texas inmate may be linked to 5 bodies found in home  LiveNOW from FOX
  3. TDCJ: Escaped inmate Gonzalo Lopez is dead after police shootout  KBTX
  4. BREAKING NEWS LOPEZ SEARCH  KWKT FOX44
  5. Deputies say that Gonzalo Lopez is dead after officer involved shooting  WOAI
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