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Armed man chases down ex-girlfriend to her front door and fatally shoots her in front of their 3-year-old daughter

Armed man chases down ex-girlfriend to her front door and fatally shoots her in front of their 3-year-old daughter

The fatal shooting took place in the 9000 block of Bartee Avenue in Pacoima on Jan. 6 at 9:35 am.

Trigger Warning: contains details of gun violence that may be disturbing for some.

The Los Angeles Police is on the lookout for a man who fatally shot a woman in front of their three-year-old daughter, as reported by PEOPLE. The horrifying incident was captured on the CCTV at the home's entrance.

The video shows Karen Ruiz, 35, arriving at her home and getting to the back seat where her daughter was seated, but before she could get the child out, another car arrives at the house. Karen realizes it is her ex-boyfriend and the father of her daughter, 46-year-old Herbert Nixon Flores and runs towards the front door.

Source: LAPD

Herbert jumps out of his car and chases her to the front door, armed with the gun. The CCTV captures the man firing shots multiple towards the door, where Karen was, with a semi-automatic handgun, before running back to his car and driving off. The disturbing footage was released by the LAPD on Facebook.

In the video, Ruis's daughter -who was reportedly in one of the two cars parked on the porch- can be heard wailing. She is now safe with a family member. From inside the home, a man’s voice can be heard saying, “He killed her.”

The video's description reads: "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. Any info call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide 818-374-9550."

The fatal shooting took place in the 9000 block of Bartee Avenue in Pacoima on Jan. 6 at 9:35 am. Paramedics who responded to the crime scene declared her dead. Though the real reason behind Flores shooting at Ruiz is unclear, officials say they had a rocky relationship, right from the start.

Source: LAPD

“The relationship was violent,” LAPD Detective Sharon Kim told KTLA. "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."

Flores is considered to be armed and dangerous, and so the public has been warned to directly contact authorities if they spot him, instead of trying to either approach him or confront him as it may prove fatal. “He has a violent criminal history. He is an MS-13 gang member,” Kim said.

Flores is a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs around 220 pounds, according to police. Anyone with further information may contact Detective Sharon Kim at 818-374-9550.

Source: LAPD

During non-business hours or on weekends, call 1-877-527-3247. If anyone wishes to remain anonymous, they can call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.lacrimestoppers.org. 

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