A Gonzalo López man serving a life sentence has fled stabbing the bus driver. While Lopez was in jail on capital murder charges. He and other prison inmates were on a bus when the incident occurred. But how did he escape from the place? While the authorities search for López. This is what you should know about him.
Read on to find out more about Gonzalo López, who fled by stabbing the bus driver.
Who is Gonzalo Lopez?
Gonzalo López who turns out to be a 46-year-old boy. His full name is Gonzalo Artemio López. As far as his background goes, he has several charges against him. In fact, his current punishment was for the capital murder he committed in 2006. According to reports, in that incident he murdered a guy with a pickaxe near the southern border.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is searching for an escaped inmate in Leon County. Gonzalo Lopez, 46, assaulted a correctional officer on a shuttle bus and then fled the vehicle. pic.twitter.com/FTa2Dl8fQv
— TDCJ (@TDCJ) May 12, 2022
In fact, Lopez has multiple charges against him, including shooting a sheriff. Because of this, he is not eligible for any parole until 2045 or so. However, he has lately been in prison for life. However, he also ran away from there.
Gonzalo López fled stabbing the bus driver
While Gonzalo and his prison inmates were on a prison bus from Houston and Dallas on May 12. The 46-year-old murderer managed to somehow escape from the shackles of him. In addition, he stabbed the bus driver’s hand and even took the service weapon from him.
Meanwhile, while escaping from the prison bus driver, another guard tried to shoot him with a pistol and shotgun. However, unfortunately, he ran away from the place and cannot be traced until now. However, the authorities are seriously on their manhunt mission to locate him.
🔴BREAKING NEWS: Inmate robs TDCJ bus in Leon County, TX and flees into the woods along Highway 7 near Centerville. Local schools are closed.
📸: This is an exclusive video for the @KBTXNews newsroom showing the inmate running away.
📲MORE DETAILS: pic.twitter.com/SpAbRN1MSc
— Rusty Surette (@KBTXRusty) May 12, 2022
Persecution to track down Gonzalo López by the authorities
While the Texas prison-duty killer was last seen fleeing through cow pastures. However, after his escape, around 300 officials were looking for López on Friday when he escaped on May 12. In addition, one of the schools near the area where López escaped, even canceled his classes.
Additionally, to track him down, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has even announced a $15,000 reward for anyone who provides information on Lopez to authorities.