California man needed in ex-girlfriend’s slaying kills himself as cops shut in

A person suspected of murdering his ex-girlfriend in entrance of their 3-year-old daughter in California final week killed himself in Texas as authorities had been closing in, investigators stated Saturday.

Herbert Nixon Flores, 46, shot himself with a handgun after realizing police automobiles had been following him as he drove towards Dallas, the Irving Police Department said in a statement.

Irving police had been working with the FBI Fugitive Task Force in Los Angeles to find Flores, who was believed to be visiting household within the metropolis.


On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department released surveillance video that appeared to indicate Flores killing his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Karen Ruiz, in Pacoima.

Surveillance video released by police appeared to show Flores killing his ex-girlfriend in Pacoima last week.

Surveillance video launched by police appeared to indicate Flores killing his ex-girlfriend in Pacoima final week.
(Los Angeles Police Department)

The video exhibits Flores pull up right into a driveway behind Ruiz, exit the automobile and chase after the screaming girl. He fires a number of pictures from a semi-automatic handgun at Ruiz, who’s off-camera, earlier than operating again to the automotive, police stated. A baby can be heard screaming.

Officers responded to the scene round 9:35 a.m. and located Ruiz affected by a number of gunshot wounds. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Flores died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound as police closed in on him, investigators said.

Flores died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound as police closed in on him, investigators stated.

Investigators tracked Flores to Arlington, Texas, the place he was seen getting inside a automobile and driving towards Dallas, police stated. Dallas police air and floor items assisted in monitoring Flores’ actions till officers may arrive.

Investigators stated Flores realized he was being adopted and deserted his automobile. He walked on foot till he noticed marked police automobiles pull up. Flores then killed himself with one shot from a handgun.


The investigation is constant. Irving police requested anybody with data to name the division at (972) 273-1010.

Fox News‘ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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