One of Texas’ 10 most wanted criminal suspects was taken into custody by
Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, a Texas gang member with a lengthy history of violent robberies, home invasions and alleged murder, was captured by the LAPD after Dallas police were able to track his position when he posted a video of himself on Instagram displaying a gun collection, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the arrest.
Los Angeles police said Gonzalez was taken into custody with the help of a police K-9 about 2 a.m near Serrania Avenue.
Detectives in Dallas provided the LAPD with GPS coordinates for the Instagram post and an LAPD fugitive team found a rented Chevrolet SUV connected to Gonzalez.
Gonzalez sped off in the SUV and eventually struck a power pole in 4800 block of Serrania. Gonzalez and an unidentified man abandoned the vehicle and fled to a nearby area where the police dog tracked them down, according to police. Both men were treated at a hospital for minor injuries, officials said.
According to Dallas police and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Gonzalez — who is also known as Little Chris — is tied to a Bloods clique and wanted for murder; leading an organized crime group and a series of aggravated robberies and home invasions.