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Sulphur Springs Murder Arrest




Juan Hernandez-Ruiz

From Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson

On Sunday, August 6, 2023, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Officers  responded to the 700 block of Texas St. in reference to a subject lying in the road that was bleeding. During the investigation, officers learned  that the victim, identified as Giovanni Lopez, had been run over by the  suspect. The suspect was identified as Juan Hernandez-Ruiz. It was  learned that the suspect and victim had been involved in an earlier  altercation and believed this was a continuation of that incident. The  victim was transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.  Hernandez -Ruiz was taken into custody and transported to the Hopkins  County Sheriffs Office and charged with Murder. Bond was set at $2 million . ( mugshot not available)