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Previously deported Mexican national arrested for fatal shooting spree in Texas

September 29, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Previously deported Mexican national arrested for fatal shooting spree in Texas

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A Mexican national, who has been previously deported from the United States a minimum of three times, was apprehended in connection with a Texas fatal shooting and crime spree. Two people were killed during the rampage that took place on September 26th.

Police officials say 40-year-old Silvestre Franco Luviano launched his crime binge on Monday at approximately 10:30 PM. Dispatchers in the Dallas and Cedar Hill areas received frantic calls reporting someone who was opening fire near Interstate 20 and Spur 408.

Ruben Moreno, 23, was in his car when he was fatally shot. Additionally, 44-year-old Welton Betts was pumping gas before he was shot and killed. Numerous others suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The rampaged persisted throughout the night where Luviano allegedly carjacked a number of vehicles and even broke into a residence to rob another car.

He ultimately worked his way south on Interstate 35 where he carjacked another vehicle and abducted a man, who was eventually set free.

Officers received a tip and were directed to a relative’s apartment, and as police were conducting negotiations with the criminal, he apparently ignited a fire in the apartment as a distraction. When he escaped the building, he was arrested by police.

Law enforcement officials soon discovered that Luviano has a record of prior arrests and has been deported from the country at least three times, Breitbart Texas reported.

“I would say at this point in time he has no status to be in the United States,” Hector Gomez, the Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, stated.

Luviano has prior convictions for multiple charges of burglary of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and driving without a license. Jail records indicate that he received at least two previous felony convictions. Luviano was being held in the Williamson County jail on charges of murder and possession of a controlled substance. The suspect now been transferred to Dallas County law enforcement on their homicide warrant.

He was arrested and brought to the Williamson County jail under the name Guillermo Luviano Franco. Silvestre Franco Luviano is reported to be one of his many aliases.

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