Wichita murder suspect arrested by Border Patrol charged
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita man who was wanted for hotel murder in September 2021 made his first court appearance on Friday afternoon after being extradited to Sedgwick County Jail.
Patricio Gomez, 32, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted distribution of methamphetamine and criminal possession of a firearm.
He is currently being held on $500,000 bond at Sedgwick County Jail, and his next court appearance is scheduled for April 25.
According to the Wichita Police Department, an investigation revealed that Gomez and a woman, Shae Roberts, met Michael Martinez, 42, to trade drugs in September 2021, when a fight broke out between the two men in a extended stay hotel east of Wichita. .
Authorities say Gomez fired multiple shots at Martinez, killing him.
Roberts was arrested and charged with first degree murder in October 2021. Gomez was tracked down and arrested by US Border Patrol officers when his vehicle was found broken down in the Rio Grande.
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