Murder suspect captured at US border extradited to Kansas

Gomez-photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Kansas murder suspect captured by US Border Patrol is in jail at Kansas.

On Thursday afternoon, police booked Patricio Gomez, 32, into Sedgwick County Jail on fees requested of first degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm and a drug charge.

On March 28, U.S. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso area arrested Gomez who was wanted for murder in Wichita.

The El Paso Station Border Patrol agent encountered a Gomez walking along the south side of the border fence near Fonseca Drive and Cesar E. Chavez/Border Highway, according to a Customs and Customs press release. protection of US borders.

When officers questioned the Gomez about his citizenship, he said he was a US citizen and had just entered the United States illegally from Mexico, attempting to drive his truck across the Rio Grande.

Gomez, was taken into custody, for illegal entry, and transported to a border patrol station for further investigation. Records checks revealed he had an extensive criminal history and an active Wichita warrant for murder.

Gomez was taken into the custody of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office until his extradition to Wichita.

Gomez-photo Wichita Police
Gomez-photo Wichita Police

On October 1, Wichita police issued an alert in an attempt to locate Gomez.

Just before 6:30 p.m. September 30, 2021. Officers responded to a shooting call at a hotel in the 9400 block of East Corporate Hills. Upon arrival, officers located Michael Martinez, 42, who had been shot. He was declared deceased at the scene.

The investigation revealed that Patricio and a woman arrived at the hotel regarding an illegal drug transaction. During the trade, a disturbance ensued and Gomez fired several shots at Martinez, hitting him. Gomez and the woman fled the scene in a black Cadillac Escalade.

Police located the Cadillac outside a hotel in Park City.


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