Oklahoma City police report that Cassandra Flores, 29, and Hillary, 9, Damaris, 5, and Matias Armendariz, 2, were all shot to death by Flores’ estranged husband, 28-year-old Ruben Armendariz, a police press release said.
Oklahoma City Police Department Press Release Re: Ruben Armendariz
Homicides # 52-55 of 2023
Date & Time of Incident: 8/16/2023 at 11:26 PM
Location: 7405 NW 5th Terr.
Victim: Flores, Cassandra (H/F, DOB: 6/13/1994)
Victim: Armendariz, Hillary (H/F, 9 YOA)
Victim: Armendariz, Damaris (H/F, 5 YOA)
Victim: Armendariz, Matias (H/M, 2 YOA)
Deceased Suspect: Armendariz, Ruben (H/M, DOB: 12/31/1994)
Narrative: Late last night, police were dispatched to a domestic call at 7405 NW 5th Terr. Responding officers discovered five people suffering from gunshot wounds, three of whom were deceased. Ruben Armendariz and one of the wounded children were still alive when officers arrived. Both were transported to area hospitals where they died.
Investigators believe Ms. Flores and Mr. Armendariz were married but separated. It appears that Mr. Armendariz shot the four victims before turning the gun on himself.
This investigation is in the very early stages, and detectives are currently trying to piece together the chain of events that led to the massacre.
Anyone with information should call the Homicide Tip-Line at 405/297-1200.
PIO Contact: MSgt. Gary Knight, (405) 297-1111