PACOIMA, TEXAS: A man wanted for shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in front of their 3-year-old daughter took his own life while being chased by police, according to authorities.
46-year-old Herbert Nixon Flores shot himself as cops were approaching him, the Irving Police Department said in a statement. The police were helping in an investigation headed by theÂ FBIâs Fugitive Task Force from LA at the time of the incident.
Authorities had info that the man was visiting family in Irving and that police managed to locate him near Arlington.
âWhile officers were monitoring the location, Flores was seen getting inside a vehicle and began traveling towards Dallas,âÂ a press release said. âWith the assistance of Dallas Police Air Unit and ground units, Floresâs movements were tracked until marked police cars were in the area.â
When Flores understood cops were on his tail, he left his car and went on foot.
âOnce Flores saw marked police cars pulling up on him, he killed himself with one self-inflicted gunshot wound from a handgun,âÂ the statement said.
Flores was suspected of killing Karen Ruiz, 35, whose final moments were recorded on CCTV by a security camera.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday to a call of a shooting at Bartee Avenue, where Ruiz was found fighting for her life with a number of bullet wounds and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The CCTV video shows the desperate mother running from the madman in front of the house.
Moments later, she is chased down by the shooter, who killed her in front of her toddler.
Authorities say Ruiz drove to Arleta in the morning to leave the child at a babysitterâs home. Flores had followed her.
The video below shows the motherâs final moments before she was fatally shot.
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46 yr old Herbert Nixon Flores is wanted for the heinous murder of his ex-girlfriend on the morning of January 6 on Bartee Ave in Pacoima.
Flores is considered armed & dangerous.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 8, 2021
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