Following a traffic stop, a Texas man sought for the shooting death of a mother of six was apprehended.
According to a press statement from the Parker County Sheriff’s Department, officers pulled down Hector Rivera, 18, of Saginaw on Sunday because he was reportedly driving a 2012 Kia Forte without a front license plate.
Deputies checked the driver’s information and discovered that a warrant had been issued for Rivera’s arrest in the June 2020 drive-by shooting death of Carmen Enriquez, a mother of six.
According to WFAA, Enriquez was shot and died a year ago, on June 29, 2020, while riding in her son’s car on the 200 block of West Mason St. in Fort Worth.
According to the Star-Telegram, Enriquez was driving her boys to see their friends when a shooter in a dark-colored SUV drove by and shot at her vehicle.
Enriquez’s sister, Isabel Guererro, told the Star-Telegram in 2020 that she was wounded in the head when someone in the SUV fired six or seven bullets at her car.
“Knowing you’ll never see your sister again is awful,” Guerrero told the Star-Telegram.
“Her voice will never be heard. You’ll never get the opportunity to laugh with her. You’ll never be able to accomplish anything like you used to. It’s a dreadful sensation that I don’t want on anyone.”
Rivera was arrested and charged with murder on Monday, according to jail records in Fort Worth.
It’s unknown if he’s hired a counsel to represent him in court.
He is being detained on a bail of $100,000. He hasn’t entered a plea yet.
Sheriff Russ Authier said in a news release from his office, “Traffic stops aren’t something that happens on a regular basis. Additional deputies were rushed to the site to apprehend Rivera due to the felony homicide warrant. Without incident, he was arrested.”