Update: Texas Mass Shooting Suspect Captured

Shooting suspect Francisco Oropesa

By Steve Neavling

Update: The suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday.

A Mexican national accused of shooting five neighbors execution-style with an AR-15 rifle in Texas on Saturday remains at large and is the target of an extensive manhunt. 

The FBI, CBP and other law enforcement agencies have joined in the search and have offered an $80,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Francisco Oropesa, 38. 

Oropesa, who had been previously deported four times, is suspected of killing his neighbors after one of them complained that he was keeping their infant from sleeping by shooting his gun at an adjacent property. 

Oropesa appears to have slipped past a 2-mile dragnet of more than 150 law enforcement officers in Cleveland, Texas, about 45 miles north of Houston, NBC News reports

“We’re running into dead ends,” James Smith, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Houston-area office, said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. “Right now we have zero leads.”

Since then, authorities still can’t find the suspect. 

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