Luis is of Dominican descent and was raised on Frankfort Avenue of Northwood in Algonquin. He also grew up with Oscar Gomez and Alonso Gomez, Teddy Benavidez and Willy Valerio, older kids by three years, ushered most of the neighborhood kids into drug dealing.His mother is Adriana Yanira Lopez, his brother Ernesto Lopez and his sister Leta Lopez-Wilkinson. During a drug war, Henrique mentions that Luis used to rap while Henrique "laid down" the beat.
When Luis was 17, in 2000, he went to juvenile hall for two years because he shot and injured a teacher who felt up his sister.
Armando and Henrique remember spending the summer of 1999 with Luis, meaning it happened during their next school year.
Curiously, this does not appear on his criminal record.
Not long after his release in 2001, he had been arrested again for grand theft auto.
Luis also discovered how Tony had befriended Gracie Ancelotti.
Luis began working for Ray Bulgarin, who had him deal with his Marki Ashvilli situation alongside Timur, his right-hand; after discovering how Luis bought diamonds that were claimed to be his, he ambushed and betrayed Lopez by having him witness The Cook's dead head and sending snipers, gunman and choppers after him.
He began doing work for his mother and friends (Momma's Boy, Corner Kids and Clocking Off) then began helping Rocco with his work on missions for Tony; he meets multiple gang officials in peace attempts, all of which wage war nearly killing him and Tony. Things only turned worse for Tony after a Bahama Mamas meeting in the mission Boulevard Baby also went wrong.
Luis, Evan Moss and Gay Tony would later buy ,000,000 worth of Diamonds, but lose them at the hands of Johnny Klebitz, who kills Evan, but was fortunately able to reclaim them that much later.
By working for Gay Tony, his life became much more positive, and while he lost respect with old friends who saw him as a yuppie, he was introduced to much more money and glamor.