According to arrest warrants cited by the Times Record News, Child Protective Services reached out to Wichita Falls Police after observing injuries on the children’s bodies. The children’s grandmother reportedly told police she thought large red dots on their bodies came from BB guns. She also said one of the boys was punched in the mouth, which caused a sore in his lip.
Cruz-Trejo reportedly told investigators Lopez bought the gun to help with pests in their house but admitted he used the BB gun to shoot the children.
The Times Record News reports a detective wrote in the warrant that Cruz-Trejo "was present during the assault of her child and failed to intervene or stop her children from being injured and furthermore did not report the assault to Law Enforcement allowing the child to continuously be a victim of assault."