AUSTIN – Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, a Texas 10 Most Wanted
Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured early Tuesday near Los
Angeles, California. Gonzalez, affiliated with the Bloods gang, was wanted for
murder, aggravated robbery and engaging in organized crime. The arrest was not
the result of tip information received through Texas Crime Stoppers, and no
reward will be paid.
Working off information obtained from Gonzalez posting an
Instagram Live video, the Dallas Police Department identified a possible location
in California and contacted the Los Angeles Police Department (PD) for
assistance. Officers from the Los Angeles PD – Topanga Station located and
apprehended Gonzalez in Woodland Hills, California, after a vehicle pursuit.”
Gonzalez, along with a group of suspects, was allegedly involved
in a number of aggravated robbery home invasions that occurred in the Dallas
Metroplex from October 2016 to February 2017. Gonzalez was also being sought by
authorities for a murder that occurred in Dallas in August 2016. For more information, see his captured bulletin at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/Texas10MostWanted/MostWanted/fugitiveDetails?id=377.
far in 2017, DPS and other agencies have arrested 19 Texas 10 Most Wanted
Fugitives and Sex Offenders, including eight sex offenders and 11 gang members,
and $48,000 in rewards have been paid for tips that resulted in arrests.
To be eligible for the
cash rewards, tipsters MUST provide information to authorities using one of the
five following methods:
All tips are anonymous –
regardless of how they are submitted, and tipsters will be provided a tip
number instead of using a name.
DPS investigators work with local law enforcement agencies to
select fugitives for the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Sex Offender lists.
You can find the current lists – with photos – on the DPS website at http://www.dps.texas.gov/texas10mostwanted/.
Do not attempt to apprehend these fugitives; they are considered
armed and dangerous.
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