As one of the Regional Fugitive Task Force’s original members, Lenny DePaul oversaw hundreds of arrests and investigated some of the U.S. Marshals’ most-wanted fugitives. During his time with the Marshals Service, DePaul was given numerous awards, including the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Investigator of the Year award, as well as the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.
On Tuesday night, the four-day-long manhunt for the suspect involved in a mass shooting was brought to an end. The suspect, 38-year-old Mexican immigrant Francisco Oropesa is accused of killing five of his neighbors in a mass shooting in Cleveland, Texas Friday night. Oropesa opened fire after one of his neighbors asked him to stop firing his gun so that his children could sleep. Retired Chief Inspector and Commander of the U.S. Marshals’ New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force Lenny DePaul shares details of the manhunt and explains what goes into law enforcement’s intensive search for fugitives.