Manhunt Ends In Arrest Of Suspect In 5 Texas Murders

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A manhunt has ended with a suspect arrested in the murders of five people in Cleveland, Texas. Francisco Oropesa was arrested in a nearby community, after being on the run since Friday night.

San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers says the arrest was made without incident following a tip. Oropesa was found hiding under some laundry in a closet of a home in Cut and Shoot, Texas, not far from Cleveland.

Oropesa is accused of shooting five of his neighbors to death "execution style" after they asked him not to fire his gun in his front yard late at night. A massive manhunt had been underway since the shooting. Over 250 law enforcement officers had been involved in the search, with a reward of $80,000 for information.

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