David Ramirez Lopez- California- 1997 Oct 23, 2015 0:50:37 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 23, 2015 0:50:37 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: David Lopez (Still at Large), Right: Ruben Ramirez Lopez (CAPTURED)
Fugitive Profile for David Lopez as of October 23rd, 2015: (based on AMW archives, old FBI poster)
Age: 53 (Date of Birth: November 27th, 1961)
Weight: 176 lbs
Hair: Black, Long Flowing Hair
Other Physical Characteristics: Stocky build
Traits & Habits:
-Native of Tijuana, Mexico
-Married to Clara Elena Lopez
-Children: David(17) Issac (15) Daniel (12) Stephanie(4) at time of crime
-Involved with the Lowrider car culture
-Sells custom auto hydraulic systems
Last Seen: Long Beach, CA. Suspect ran a car parts and adaptation company called RED'S HYDRAULICS in Long Beach.
Other Possible Locations:
-New York, NY
Who to call if you've seen him: Based on article descriptions, our advice would be to contact your www.fbi.gov/contact-us or your nearest American Embassy or Consulate
"Deadly Competition for the Lowrider Market
The custom-lowrider car parts supply industry is very lucrative. Most are in it for the money--and where there is money, there is inevitably competition.
Steve Miller and his father, Leonard Miller, owned and operated a company in this industry called Lowrider Hydraulics in San Jose, Calif. David Lopez and his brothers, Ruben and Efram, operated a company called Red's Hydraulics in Long Beach, Calif.
The two companies were fierce competitors and San Jose Police say David Lopez and his brother Ruben were involved in a business dispute with Steve Miller. It seems Reuben Lopez wanted to be the king of the lowrider industry--and would stop at nothing to get there. Miller had no desire to be the lowrider czar like Lopez did, he simply wanted a level playing field. But when Miller challenged some of Lopez's practices, the wannabe lowrider honcho was infuriated. Cops think the Lopez brothers decided to resolve the conflict with murder.
Hitmen Kill The Wrong Man
Detectives say David and his brother, Ruben, hired three men from Los Angeles and sent them to San Jose to kill Steve Miller.
On the morning of March 3, 1997, one of the men entered Lowrider Hydraulics and asked to see the owner. When Steve's father, 60-year-old Leonard Miller, walked out to the counter, he was gunned down. The intended target, Steve Miller, was not at work that morning.
Within weeks, the three contract killers were arrested. The hitmen quickly implicated David and Ruben Lopez as the men who had hired them to kill Steve Miller. But before police could arrest them, the Lopez brothers rounded up their family and disappeared from Long Beach.
Since then tipsters say they've spotted the brothers at various car shows. Police say the tips have been helpful but are missing one thing -- license plate numbers for the cars that the brothers are showing."
The above was the AMW archive description on the fugitive case of brothers David and Ruben Ramirez Lopez. The good news is on October 15th, 2015, Ruben Ramirez Lopez would be captured in Guadalajara, Mexico. The bad news is David Lopez is still at large/
Thoughts? While I'm thrilled we now know Ruben Lopez is captured, I am frustrated by the lack of information in this case for the past few years, especially considering AMW aired the case multiple times. The brothers were no longer on the FBI's main website, a POLICE blog claimed they were captured yet they weren't in any inmate searches or news articles confirming that. So unfortunately I could never make a thread on these two individuals since and my notes for them were "Have info- need to confirm."
Thankfully, we now know Ruben is captured and can now focus on capturing David. One would think if one was caught in Mexico, the other would be also, but apparently the brothers have split up. What I find odd is the AMW archive lists JAPAN as a possible hiding spot for David Lopez.
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