Search for Harris Co. fugitive accused of killing ex-wife ends when he takes his own life in Dallas

Monday, June 6, 2022
Man accused of killing ex-wife takes his own life as police close in
Lorenzo White, the 55-year-old who went on the run after his ex-wife was killed in Harris County, took his own life as police closed in on him.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A man wanted in Harris County for allegedly shooting his ex-wife to death took his own life when U.S. Marshals caught up with him in Dallas.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted the development about Lorenzo White on Monday afternoon, hours after the sheriff said the fugitive broke into his former wife's home and shot her to death.

"The suspect, Lorenzo White, was located in Dallas, TX by US Marshals. Marshals spotted the suspect's vehicle and officers with Dallas PD initiated a traffic stop," Gonzalez tweeted. "White refused to exit the vehicle and placed a gun to his head. Dallas PD SWAT team responded to the scene. After a short period of time, White shot himself and was pronounced deceased."

The 55-year-old was wanted for murder after Harris County homicide investigators told ABC13 he broke into Lisa Daniel's home and shot her multiple times.

"We believe the ex-husband is the only suspect involved," Sgt. Jason Brown said early Monday.

According to deputies, the woman's 16-year-old son called 911 at about 12:30 a.m. Monday to report that the break-in.

He told dispatchers he thought the intruder was his ex-stepfather, White. While he was on the phone with 911, the teen said he heard multiple gunshots.

When deputies arrived at the home in the 9100 block of Saint Laurent Lane, they found the woman shot multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said White broke in through the back door. He had already fled the scene by the time deputies arrived, officials said.

White has since admitted to shooting and killing Daniel, according to investigators.

"We know that the ex-husband has been in contact with several family members already this morning about what happened this evening. So, we don't know if he is planning on turning himself in or if he's on the run or what the situation is," Sgt. Jason Brown said. "We know that he is speaking with other family members and has admitted to doing the shooting."

Several neighbors said they woke up to the sound of the gunshots overnight.

One neighbor provided surveillance video from outside their home, in which you can hear the sound of five gunshots shortly before 12:30 a.m.

Investigators said they have had calls to the house in the past for domestic violence issues.

Court records reveal the couple was married in April 2016. Less than five years later, in January 2021, Daniel filed for divorce. It was finalized in October.