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200 Texas Authorities Launch Manhunt For Suspect Accused Of Killing Five

May 2, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to CNN, a manhunt is underway in Cleveland, Texas, after a shooter allegedly opened fire, killing five individuals, including a 9-year-old child. Reports indicate that the gunman was asked by neighbors to stop firing his rifle outdoors prior to the incident.

“The victims, they came over to the fence said, ‘Hey, could you mind not shooting out in the yard. We have a young baby that is trying to go sleep.’”

The suspect responded: “I’ll do what I want to in my front yard.”

To locate the suspect, over 200 officers from various law enforcement agencies are, going door to door, and questioning community members.

Additionally, an $80,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the shooter, as stated by FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge James Smith during a press conference on Sunday afternoon.

Francisco Oropesa, 38, was initially pursued through his mobile phone, but the lead went cold Saturday night, leading investigators to believe he may have fled and could be anywhere.

“We don’t have any tips right now to where he may be and that’s why we’ve come up with this reward, so that hopefully somebody out there can call us,” Smith said at Sunday’s news conference. 

“I can pretty much guarantee you, he’s contacted some of his friends,” Smith said, adding, “We just don’t know what friends they are and that’s what we need from the public, is any type of information because right now we’re running into dead ends.”

The FBI is urging the public not to approach Oropesa, warning that the suspect is “armed and dangerous.”

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