The MS-13 gang member who ruthlessly gunned down his ex-girlfriend in front of their 3-year-old daughter was an illegal immigrant who’d been deported 10 times, according to federal authorities.
But Herbert Nixon Flores — who was caught on camera killing Karen Ruiz last week — was released from custody following a Sept. 7 domestic-violence bust due to California’s “dangerous sanctuary policy” toward illegal immigrants, according to US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Flores, 46, went on the run following the Wednesday murder, and fatally shot himself Saturday while being chased by cops in Irving, Texas.
“This horrific act of violence that has now claimed two lives and left a child without her mother might have been avoided if the suspect had been handed over to our officers months ago,” said Andre Quinones, acting director of enforcement and removal operations for ICE’s Los Angeles field office.
“Cases like this demonstrate how critical it is for state and federal law enforcement agencies