Massive Six-Figure Reward Offered For Texas Fugitive Following Massacre, Revealed To Have Been Deported More Than Five Times

On Friday, a massacre took place in Cleveland, Texas which led to the deaths of five, including a young child, after the gunman entered his neighbor’s home and murdered them after they complained about the noise generated from him firing his rifle on his property.

The suspect, 38-year-old Francisco Oropesa, has yet to be caught by authorities and is still at large. It was revealed this weekend, however, that Oropesa was in the country illegally and had previously been deported five times by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as reported by Fox News Digital.

“There are over 250 law enforcement officers from over a dozen agencies actively searching for Oropesa,” wrote the Houston FBI Field Office on Twitter. “FBI Houston and other local, state, & federal agencies will not stop assisting SJSO until he is captured and justice is brought on behalf of the 5 victims.”

“I’ve announced a $50K reward for info on the criminal who killed 5 illegal immigrants Friday. Also directed [Operation Lone Star] to be on the lookout,” Gov. Abbott wrote in response to the incident on Sunday. “I continue working with state & local officials to ensure all available resources are deployed to respond.”

“Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the five victims that were taken in this senseless act of violence,” the Texas governor said. “I continue working with state and local officials to ensure they have all available resources to respond to this horrific crime. I thank the men and women in law enforcement who are tirelessly working to ensure this criminal is caught and brought to justice.”

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas joined NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ with Chuck Todd on Sunday where he said he “can’t comment” about the massacre despite the fact that the perpetrator, and the victims (excluding one), were Mexican nationals.

“I won’t comment on it because it is an active case,” the Biden secretary explained. “The tragedy that occurred is … just absolutely horrific.”

Thus far in the investigation, the local, state, and federal authorities have no leads as to Oropesa’s whereabouts, however, they have announced multiple awards worth tens of thousands of dollars that could lead to his arrest.

“FBI Special Agent in Charge James Smith announces an additional $25,000 FBI reward regarding this investigation,” FBI Houston announced. “$80,000 is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of Francisco Oropesa. Call 1-800-CALL-FBI with tips.”

“San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers announces a $55,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Francisco Oropesa for his role in the [Cleveland, Texas Shooting],” the FBI field office amplified.

The victims of the shooting include 25-year-old Sonia Argentina Guzman, eight-year-old Daniel Enrique Laso Guzman, 21-year-old Diana Velazquez Alvarado, 31-year-old Julisa Molina Rivera, and 18-year-old Jose Jonathan Casarez.

Thus far the reward for information leading to Oropesa’s arrest has surpassed $130,000.

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