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Suspected Royce Drive shooter dead after fleeing to Austin in a stolen car

Victims identified in Royce Drive shooting
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DALLAS – The man accused of killing four people at a house in Dallas Sunday afternoon is dead after he shot himself during a confrontation with police near Austin.

The gunman has been identified as 21-year-old Byron Carrillo. Police say he had an ankle monitor on his leg at the time of the shooting for aggravated assault charges from 2021. He cut off the ankle monitor at some point, police say, before or immediately after the shooting. 

Left to right: Karina Lopez, Logan De La Cruz, Vanessa De La Cruz, Logan De La Cruz

Logan De La Cruz, 1; Vanessa De La Cruz, 20; Karina Lopez, 33; and Jose Lopez, 50, were all fatally shot in the home in the 9700 block of Royce Drive.

Left to right: Karina Lopez, Vanessa De La Cruz, Karina's mother, Jose Lopez

A 15-year-old girl was also shot and taken to a local hospital. She has since been treated and released. A 13-year-old was in the house at the time of the shooting, but she was not injured.

Carrillo then left the scene, stole a vehicle and headed south on I-35. He was located by highway patrol in the Austin area, where he got into a pursuit with officers before crashing into a ditch and running away.

When officers got close to Carrillo, they say he shot himself in the head and died at the scene.

Carrillo was previously charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after threatening Jose Lopez and Vanessa De La Cruz, his girlfriend at the time.

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