MS-13 gang member, who was wanted for executing his ex-girlfriend in front of their three-year-old daughter in California, shoots himself dead in front of Dallas police
- Herbert Nixon Flores shot himself dead before Dallas cops tried to arrest him Saturday
- Flores noticed he was being followed and got out of his vehicle and walked around before committing suicide
- The 46-year-old was wanted for the January 6 murder of Karen Ruiz in Pacoima, California
- Video shows Flores, a MS-13 gang member, shooting his 31-year-old ex-girlfriend after she dropped their three-year-old daughter at a babysitter’s home
Herbert Nixon Flores, 46, had been at large since last Wednesday after a surveillance camera captured the horrific moment he executed Karen Ruiz, 31, in the driveway of a home in Pacoima, California, where she was dropping off their three-year-old girl.
Agents saw Flores getting in a vehicle Saturday and driving towards Dallas as the Dallas Police Air Unit and cops on the ground tracked his movements.
Herbert Nixon Flores died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday in Dallas moments before cops were set to arrest him for murdering Karen Ruiz, the mother of his three-year-old daughter, in Pacoima, California, last Wednesday
Still image from a surveillance camera shows the moment Herbert Nixon Flores (left) aims his gun at Karen Ruiz (left) before he killed her last Wednesday in Pacoima, California
Flores noticed he was being tailed by the police and abandoned his vehicle. He then starting walking and shot himself with a handgun as cop cars pulled up.
The Irving Police Department said he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Video footage of the chilling murder released by the Los Angeles Police Department last week shows Ruiz reaching into the backseat where her daughter was sitting last before Flores suddenly pulls up behind her SUV.
Ruiz leaves her child in the vehicle and runs towards the front door entrance crying for help. Flores finally catches up to her and fires at least six shots and escapes.
Karen Ruiz drove to a home in Pacoima, California, last Wednesday to drop off her three-year-old child with the babysitter. She ran to the home’s front door entrance to seek help when she was her ex-boyfriend Herbert Nixon Flores before he shot her dead
Herbert Nixon Flores is filmed aiming his gun at his ex-girlfriend Karen Ruiz before he shot her six times
A frightened Karen Ruiz is seen on camera sprinting toward the door before her ex-boyfriend and father of her three-year-old daughter shot her dead last Wednesday in Pacoima, California
A man in the background can be heard saying in Spanish, ‘he killed her, he killed her,’ while other children and adults screamed.
Ruiz’s daughter is currently in the care of family and is safe, according to police.
Los Angeles Detective Sharon Kim told KTLA that Flores, a citizen of El Salvador, had a history of domestic violence.
Flores had also stalked Ruiz for several months before he killed her.
Authorities last Friday charged him with murder, child endangerment and shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied car.
‘The relationship was violent,’ Kim said. ‘She had several reports made against him over the years and most recently she took out a restraining order against him due to some violent acts he committed against her.’