Herbert Nixon Flores Biography — Wiki
Herbert Nixon Flores is an MS-13 gang member with a history of domestic violence who murdered his estranged girlfriend, Karen Ruiz, shooting her at point-blank range as she dropped their three-year-old daughter off at a babysitter’s home in Los Angeles, police say.
Horrific video shows Flores chasing down Karen Ruiz, a 35-year-old woman, before shooting several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun on Wednesday morning. The gunman then runs to his car and speeds away from the Pacoima section of LA.
Police are now hunting for him.
Herbert Nixon Flores Age
Herbert Nixon Flores is 46 years old.
Herbert Nixon Flores wanted after fatally shooting his girlfriend
In the footage which was captured by a Nest security camera, Ruiz is seen in the driveway of the home opening the rear driver side door of an SUV as she appeared to be retrieving something. Moments later, a man speeds up to the driveway in a gray sedan.
Ruiz screams and sprints toward the front door of the babysitter’s house.
The man is seen running around the SUV before he walks up to Ruiz, who is out of view of the camera and fires several rounds from a handgun.
A child can be heard screaming and crying while a man from inside the home can be heard saying ‘He killed her.’
Ruiz’s daughter is currently in the care of family and is safe, according to police. It is believed that the three-year-old child was in the SUV at the time of the shooting. The Los Angeles Police Department says it received a report of a shooting at 9:35 is on Wednesday on the 9000 block of Bartee Avenue.
According to the LAPD, Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining a number of gunshot wounds.
Herbert Nixon Flores footage
46 yr old Herbert Nixon Flores is wanted for the heinous murder of his ex-girlfriend on the morning of January 6 on Bartee Ave in Pacoima.
Flores is considered armed & dangerous.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 8, 2021
What we know so far about Herbert Nixon Flores
The suspect, Flores, is at large and is considered armed and dangerous, according to police. A preliminary investigation found that Ruiz took out a restraining order against Flores, who has a history of violence, KTLA-TV reported.
Flores had been stalking Ruiz in the months leading up to the shooting, police said.
‘He has a violent criminal history. He is an MS-13 gang member,’ said LAPD Detective Sharon Kim.
‘The relationship was violent. She had several reports made against him over the years and most recently she took out a restraining order against him due to some violent acts he committed against her.’
Kim said that Flores lives in the United States legally. DailyMail.com has reached out to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to confirm his status.
Police describe Flores as a Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in and weighs around 220 pounds.