Police were able to arrest the suspect in the Texas shooting that killed 5 people, including 2 children last weekend in Cleveland, Texas.
38-year-old Francisco Oropeza shot and killed his neighbors after they complained to him about shooting his gun in the middle of the night. He then fled the scene after his “execution style” gunning down of the neighbor’s apartment.
The police then started a manhunt for the suspect which lasted several days until he was apprehended on Tuesday. Oropeza was staying at a relative’s house just 20 miles from the scene of the crime. He was hiding in a closet under some clothes when the police found him.
He was then brought to the San Jacinto County Sherriff’s Office where he was charged with five counts of first-degree murder. His bond was set to a whopping $7.5 million, with $1.5 million for each charge.
Authorities also arrested Oropeza’s wife, Divimara Nava, who was found in the same house the prime suspect was hiding in. She was charged with hindering the apprehension of a known felon. She was allegedly helping out Oropeza by giving him clothes and other necessities and deliberately hiding her husband from the police.
She also allegedly sent a message to Oropeza’s family in Mexico physically to ask for their help in harboring the suspect. Her bail is set to $250,000. Her immigration to the U.S. as a Mexican citizen is also put on hold.
A friend of Oropeza’s who allegedly helped him was also apprehended and taken to the same station in San Jacinto County.