Instagram live leads police to man on Texas' 10 Most Wanted list

Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez arrested in LA


LOS ANGELES – A man who was named one of Texas' 10 Most Wanted fugitives and is suspected in a series of violent home invasions has been arrested in California.

The Texas Department of Public Safety's website said Tuesday that Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez was taken into custody in Los Angeles.

According to the ABC affiliate in Los Angeles, Dallas police contacted LAPD after Gonzalez launched an Instagram live. Gonzalez was showing off a shotgun and other weapons in his video, authorities told the ABC affiliate.

Officials tracked the video signal and found Gonzalez.

The 18-year-old Gonzalez had been named to Texas' Most Wanted list in August. Authorities said he was among a group of suspects wanted for several home invasions in Dallas from October 2016 until February 2017.

Investigators say Gonzalez is affiliated with the Bloods street gang and was wanted by Dallas police on suspicion of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized crime.