Manhunt Continues for Previously Deported Illegal Alien Who Shot Five of His Neighbors – $80,000 Reward Offered

by J Pelkey
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Francisco Oropesa shot and killed five of his neighbors, including an 8-year-old child in the small town of Cleveland, Texas.

Oropesa is still at large and is considered “armed and dangerous”, according to law enforcement.

On Sunday morning, San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers said Oropesa “could be anywhere” by now.

The FBI confirmed on social media that 250 law enforcement officers from over a dozen agencies are still actively searching for Oropesa.

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FBI Houston published new photos of the mass shooter with a prominent arm tattoo, and corrected the spelling of his last name, which they initially spelled “Oropeza”:

The $55,000 reward has been increased to $80,000.

Oropesa, an illegal alien, had been deported multiple times, according to Fox News.

From Fox News:

The FBI in Houston released new photos of a fugitive who allegedly killed five people Friday night in an execution-style mass shooting.

A manhunt continued Sunday afternoon, more than 24 hours after Francisco Oropesa, 38, allegedly shot five of his neighbors in their home, including an 8-year-old boy in Cleveland, Texas.

Oropesa is in the country illegally and has been deported previously, an ICE source told Fox News Digital. He has re-entered the U.S. illegally “multiple” times and ICE last encountered him in 2016, the course said.

In a Sunday afternoon press conference, San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers and FBI Houston Special agent in charge James Smith announced there is an $80,000 reward from the governor’s office, state agencies and the FBI for tips leading to an arrest.

“We do not know where he is that’s why we’ve come up with this reward,” Smith told reporters, adding there’s he’s sure Oropesa has contacted friends, they just need to find out who. “We have zero leads,” he added.

A criminal history search uncovered at least one DUI charge from 2009 to a man of the same name and age. Capers said deputies had been called to Oropesa’s home at least once before about “shooting his gun in the yard,” which isn’t necessarily illegal if a person is firing on their own property.

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