Texas man arrested after allegedly killing five neighbours last week
According to US media, a man accused of killing five neighbours in Texas after they requested him to stop firing his weapon in his yard was apprehended on Tuesday.
After the shooting on Friday in the small Texas town of Cleveland, Francisco Oropesa evaded capture.
The victims ranged in age from nine to thirty one.
According to San Jacinto County District Attorney Todd Dillon and broadcaster NBC, Oropesa was taken into custody in the Texas community of Cut and Shoot, which is located approximately 17 miles from Cleveland.
The 38-year-old was being sought for by hundreds of law enforcement personnel, and authorities had offered a $80,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
The attack on Friday, the most recent in a string of mass shootings in the US that have heated up discussions about the nation's gun laws, has already fueled divisive immigration arguments in the country.
Although the victims' immigration status was not immediately known, Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated that the suspect had "killed five illegal immigrants," though Abbott later added that at least one victim "may have been in the US legally."