Person believed to be Texas mass shooting suspect in custody after 4-day manhunt

Texas authorities captured the man they believe fatally shot five people — including a child — Tuesday after he was on the run for four days, according to an official.

A person believed to be alleged gunman Francisco Oropesa, 38, was arrested in the Lone Star State Tuesday, San Jacinto County District Attorney Todd Dillon told NBC News.

He was taken into custody in the city of Cut and Shoot, the prosecutor said.

Authorities are awaiting a fingerprint match to confirm the person they grabbed is the correct suspect, Dillon reportedly said.

Francisco Oropesa allegedly killed five people.

He’s been charged with first-degree murder and hauled off to Montgomery County Jail.

If Oropesa was actually captured Tuesday, it ends a frenzied manhunt that included more than 250 officers from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.

Oropesa is accused of gunning down five neighbors after he was asked to stop firing shots in his yard in the Cleveland, Texas neighborhood, authorities have said.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates

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