Man Kills Texas Family, Including Toddler, Before Fatally Shooting Himself as Police Closed In

Byron Carrillo, 21, shot the Dallas family before fleeing the scene

<p>Annabel De La Cruz/GoFundMe</p> Karina Lopez, left, Logan De La Cruz, and Vanessa De La Cruz

Annabel De La Cruz/GoFundMe

Karina Lopez, left, Logan De La Cruz, and Vanessa De La Cruz

A Texas man accused of killing four people in Dallas, including a 1-year-old child, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound as authorities chased him, police say.

Byron Carrillo, 21, who was wearing an ankle monitor that he cut off either before or right after the incident, shot and killed Jose Lopez, 50, Karina Lopez, 33, Vanessa De La Cruz, 20, as well as the 1-year-old, who was taken to the hospital where he later died, the Dallas Police Department says. A 15-year-old girl was also taken to the hospital, while a 13-year-old girl also in the house was uninjured, police say.

The toddler was identified as Logan De La Cruz in a GoFundMe started by a family member. The fundraiser also noted that the victims were all related.

Police say that after the shooting, Carrillo stole a car and drove south before he was located by the Texas Highway Patrol near Austin. After a pursuit, police say Carrillo crashed the vehicle and shot himself in the head as officers approached.

The Texas Rangers, the state law enforcement agency, are investigating Carrillo’s death.

Carrillo’s ankle monitor was placed on his person due to a 2021 aggravated assault charge, Dallas police say.

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WFAA reported, citing family members, that Carrillo was Vanessa’s ex-boyfriend and the father of Logan.

Annabel De La Cruz, the daughter of Jose and Karina Lopez and the sister of Vanessa, started the GoFundMe to help her and her three sisters.

“Suffering the tragic loss of our parents, my sister and nephew, we would greatly appreciate any help,” she wrote in the GoFundMe description.

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