What happened to Gonzalo Lopez?

A PRISON inmate became a wanted fugitive after managing to escape law enforcement.

In the wake of his jailbreak, escaped convict Gonzalo Lopez went on a crime spree.

What happened to Gonzalo Lopez?

On May 12, 2022, a prison bus that was carrying inmates was on its way to Huntsville, Texas.

The bus contained a total of 17 criminals, who were in the process of being driven to the aforementioned location for medical purposes.

At some point, inmate Gonzalo Lopez initiated a physical altercation and hijacked the vehicle.

Following the violent altercation and police pursuit, Gonzalo exited the vehicle and disappeared.

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Weeks later on Thursday, June 2, a family of five from Centerville, Texas were found dead at their residence.

The perpetrator turned out to be Gonzalo, the fugitive who evaded fled captivity on Thursday, May 12.

After murdering the family of five, police reported that the victims' vehicle was missing from the scene.

On Friday, June 3, police officials tracked Gonzalo down and the escapee engaged officers in a shootout.

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During the shootout with the cops, the criminal was pronounced dead.

When the shootout reached its conclusion, officers searched the vehicle used by the perpetrator.

Cops believed the vehicle to be the same car reported missing from the murder scene the day before.

Upon inspecting the car used by the deceased escapee, they found an AR-15 and a handgun.

Who is Gonzalo Lopez?

Prior to becoming a fugitive wanted for escaping imprisonment and the aggravated assault on a public servant, Gonzalo Lopez had a lengthy rap sheet.

The dead criminal was on the list of Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.

In 1996, he was found guilty of charges relating to aggravated assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop and render aid.

In 2006, he was sentenced to life in prison for capital murder.

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On top of his first life prison sentence, he was slapped with another one in 2007 for an additional capital murder conviction.

Law enforcement noted that he was affiliated with the Mexican Mafia.

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