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How a Traffic Stop Led to the Arrest of a Wanted Murderer

A Texas man wanted for fatally shooting a mother of six was arrested after a traffic stop.

Deputies with the Parker County Sheriff’s Department pulled over 18-year-old Hector Rivera of Saginaw because he was allegedly driving a 2012 Kia Forte without a license plate on the front.

Deputies ran a check on the driver, realizing that a warrant was issued for Rivera’s arrest in connection with the June 2020 drive-by shooting death of 33-year-old Carmen Enriquez, a mother of six.

Enriquez was shot and killed a year ago, on June 29, 2020. She was sitting inside her son’s car on the 200 block of West Mason St. in Fort Worth after driving her sons to visit their friends.

A gunman in a dark-colored SUV then rode by and shot at her vehicle, police said.

She was shot in the head after someone in the SUV fired six or seven rounds at her vehicle, Enriquez’s sister, Isabel Guererro, told the Star-Telegram in 2020.

“It’s horrible, just knowing that you’ll never see your sister again,” Guerrero said. “You’ll never hear her voice. You’ll never get to laugh with her. You’ll never get to do anything that you did before. It’s a horrible feeling that I wish on nobody.”

Rivera was arrested Monday and charged with murder, Fort Worth jail records show.

He is being held on $100,000 bond and has not yet entered a plea.

In the news release from his office, Sheriff Russ Authier says, “Traffic stops are never routine. Due to the felony homicide warrant, additional deputies were dispatched to the scene to take Rivera into custody. He was apprehended without incident.”