Escaped Inmate and Convicted Murder Dead After Shootout.

Escaped inmate Gonzalo Lopez killed by law enforcement after shootout –

An escaped murderer, suspected of killing a family of five, was shot and killed by law enforcement.

Law enforcement started to tail a vehicle matching a description of the one stolen from a home near Centerville on Thursday.  Lopez was driving a 1999 white Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was missing from the home where the family was found dead.

Jason Clark, with the Texas Department Of Criminal Justice, said law enforcement in Atascosa County shot and killed Gonzalo Lopez after a shootout.

Lopez escaped a prison bus when he stabbed one of the guards on a transport bus, then fled on foot. Law enforcement searched for him in Leon County about two weeks ago.

Lopez was a career criminal convicted of murder in two countries.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. LIVE: Escaped inmate Gonzalo Lopez killed by law enforcement after shooting
  2. Escaped Texas inmate may be linked to 5 bodies found in home  LiveNOW from FOX
  3. TDCJ: Escaped inmate Gonzalo Lopez is dead after police shootout  KBTX
  4. Texas Department of Criminal Justice: 5 slain in Leon County may be connected to escaped convicted killer  KRGV
  5. Escaped murderer may be connected to 2 adults, 3 children found murdered in home, Texas officials say  Fox News
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