Who was Herbert Nixon Flores? MS-13 member shoots ex-girlfriend in front of daughter, 3, then kills himself
Before he was pursued by the police for killing his girlfriend, the illegal immigrant roamed about freely despite being deported multiple times
IRVING, TEXAS: Recently, the FBI was on the lookout for a man, who had managed to escape after killing his girlfriend right in front of their 3-year-old daughter on camera in Los Angeles, California. The 47-year-old was identified as Herbert Nixon Flores.
Upon realizing he was being chased by the police, Flores ended up shooting himself fatally. Even though the news about his heinous crime made it to the headlines, his identity was revealed only later. On January 12, the Center for Immigration Studies gave out some crucial information about the accused, including his association with the international criminal gang MS-13.
Who was Herbert Nixon Flores?
The member of the criminal gang is said to have had a 30-year record pertaining to crimes including and not limited to, “burglary, illegal entry, concealed weapon, domestic violence, vandalism, transportation of a controlled substance, driving under the influence and resisting arrest”. Apparently, he was “physically deported 10 times”.
Prior to his tracing and death that followed, the FBI had announced a reward for those who could offer any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Flores. The statement read, “The FBI's Los Angeles Field Office is assisting the Los Angeles Police Department in California with their search for Herbert Nixon Flores, a known MS-13 gang member."
On January 6, 2021, at approximately 9.30 am, "Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a shooting in the 9000 block of Bartee Avenue, where they found the victim had been shot multiple times. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.”
How was Flores roaming free despite the crimes?
On January 8, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles charged Flores with murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling or occupied car, and child endangerment and issued an arrest warrant. However, before he was pursued by the police for killing his girlfriend, the illegal immigrant roamed about freely despite being deported multiple times and continued to commit crimes.
In its news release, CIS has explained “Los Angeles County is a sanctuary jurisdiction with policies that prohibit cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including a policy to ignore ICE detainers.” In Flores’ case, a detainer was issued for him to be turned over to ICE, when he was in the custody of the LAPD in September 2020 on the charge of domestic violence with injury. “Nevertheless, the LAPD released Flores, giving him the opportunity to continue to commit crimes in his community and surrounding communities — and he did,” stated CIS.
What is MS-13?
MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California in the 1970s and '80s. It was originally set up to safeguard Salvadoran immigrants from rival gangs in the LA region. Over years, it grew into a traditional criminal organization, which is currently active in many parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.
The gang constitutes of members pre-dominantly from Central America, especially Salvadorans.