Homicide Investigation – 8300 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway

Update 6/19/19 @ 9:17 pm:

During the investigation, Dallas Police Homicide detectives determined that Orlin Steven Bonegos, an 18-year old Latin male, and Jose Henry Machado, a 20-year old Latin male, were the individuals responsible for the murder of Ruben Luis Lopez, a 19-year old Latin male. 

The U.S. Marshals – North Texas Fugitive Task Force, Dallas P.D. North Central and Northeast officers arrested Orlin Steven Bonegos and Jose Henry Machado, and Homicide detectives interviewed them.  After the interviews, Bonegos and Machado were transported to the Dallas County Jail and charged with Murder, a felony one.



UPDATE 5/01/2019 @ 5:30 pm:

On April 17, 2019, at about 3:30 p.m., the victim, Ruben Lopez, was shot and killed in the eastbound lane of the 8300 block of LBJ Service Road. Surveillance video was obtained and revealed a vehicle of interest relating to this murder. The vehicle of interest is believed to be a 2011 – 2014 blue Volkswagen Jetta, shown above, with a paper dealer tag.

If anyone has any information regarding this murder, please contact Detective Frank Serra, at 214-671-4320, or by email him at frank.serra@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us.  This incident is documented on Case Number 76181-2019.

Original Post:

On April 17, 2019, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the victim, Ruben Luis-Lopez, a 19-year-old Latin male, crashed his vehicle into a cement pillar at 8300 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway after being shot at. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he later died. Dallas Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Serra with the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit at (214) 671-4320, or frank.serra@dallascityhall.com. Please reference case #076181-2019.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.