Live Instagram video leads police to suspect in killing

Live Instagram video leads police to suspect in killing

September 19th, 2017 by Associated Press in National Technology
This undated booking photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez. The Texas Department of Public Safety's website said Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 that Gonzalez who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives was arrested in Los Angeles. Authorities said he was among a group of suspects wanted for several home invasions in Dallas from October 2016 until February 2017. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teenager suspected of a killing who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives was caught in Los Angeles on Tuesday after posting a live video on social media, police said.

Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, was wanted by Dallas police on suspicion of murder, aggravated robbery and engaging in organized crime. He was arrested by Los Angeles officers after Dallas detectives found him when he "posted his location on Instagram Live," police in Texas said in a news release.

They declined to provide any additional information about the video.

Investigators say Gonzalez is affiliated with the Bloods street gang and he had been named to Texas' Most Wanted list in August.

He is accused of fatally shooting Horace Davis, 54, in Dallas last year. Officers who were responding to a report of gunshots found Davis dead in the driver's seat of a parked car and later got evidence linking Gonzalez to the crime, investigators said.

A warrant was issued Aug. 21, the same day he was dubbed a top Texas fugitive.

Gonzalez also is among a group of suspects sought in several home-invasion robberies in Dallas between October 2016 and February 2017.

He was in custody Tuesday and expected to be extradited to Texas, police said. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

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Associated Press writer Claudia Lauer in Dallas contributed to this report.


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