Gonzalo Lopez escaped from a jail bus in May and killed five people prior to he was killed by authorities recently.Within minutes, Lopez made his way back on the bus and began repeling before among the officers stationed in the back of the bus shot the rear tire, causing the bus to veer off the highway, officials stated. KPRC
Texas' prison agency will suspend the transportation of prisoners after a convicted killer escaped from a jail bus last month and killed five members of a family while on the run.
The escaped inmate, Gonzalo Lopez, 46, was killed Thursday in a shootout with cops hours after authorities stated 5 people had actually been discovered dead.
While he was being moved for a medical consultation, Lopez was able to secure free of restraints and cut through a metal barrier to attack a corrections officer driving the bus and escape near Centerville on May 12, authorities have actually said.The Texas Department of Criminal Justice stated Monday it was suspending prisoner transportations as it "carries out a detailed review of its transportation procedures."
The firm said that if there is an emergency medical consultation or something else needing a transportation, there will be additional security.
How the escape occurred is under examination, officials have actually said. The corrections officer was stabbed in the hand. No other injuries were reported, the other inmates on the bus stayed in their restraints, and no one else escaped.
The Criminal Justice Department states that it is conducting an evaluation into the escape and that it will bring in an outside company to perform an extra evaluation.
Lopez is thought to have gotten in a home in Leon County, where he got access to weapons, and after that killed a 66-year-old man, an 18-year-old and 3 kids, the constable's office there has said.
Lopez was spotted later on Thursday driving a truck drawn from the home. He was then chased after, and he eventually passed away in a shootout with police in Jourdanton in Atascosa County, authorities have stated.Killed at the ranch in Leon County were Mark Collins, 66; Waylon Collins, 18; Carson Collins, 16; Hudson Collins, 11; and Bryson Collins, 11.