Police continue search for suspect in Kansas drug trafficking murder


SEDGWICK CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Law enforcement investigating a fatal hotel shooting continues to search for a suspect identified as Patricio Gomez, 31.

Just before 6:30 p.m. on September 30, police responded to a fire call at Extended Stay America, 9450 E Corporate Hills, Wichita, according to Constable Charley Davidson. Upon arrival, officers located Michael Martinez, 42, of Wichita, who had been shot. He was declared dead on the spot.

Investigators learned that Gomez and a woman later identified as Shae Roberts, 35, arrived at the hotel about an illegal drug deal. During the transaction, a disruption ensued and Gomez fired several shots at Martinez, hitting him. Gomez and the Roberts fled the scene in a black Cadillac Escalade.

On October 1, police located the Cadillac outside a hotel in Park City, and on October 7, police arrested Robers. She has been charged with first degree murder and attempted methamphetamine distribution, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office. She remains imprisoned on a Bond of $ 500,000.

If you know where Gomez is or see him, please call 911. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

This story originally appeared in the JC Post.

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