Police looking for suspect in deadly shooting at east Wichita extended-stay hotel


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting at an east Wichita hotel, and now they need help locating a suspect.

It happened in the 9600 block of East Corporate Hills on Thursday evening, just northwest of Webb and Kellogg.

In a press release, police have asked for help locating 31-year-old Patricio Gomez, who they say is wanted in connection with the shooting.

An investigation by WPD revealed that Gomez, along with a woman, met 42-year-old Michael Martinez to exchange drugs. A fight broke out between the two men, and Gomez fired multiple shots, fatally injuring Martinez. Gomez and the woman left in a black Cadillac Escalade.

Friday, the Cadillac that Gomez and the woman fled in was located outside a Park City hotel.

Police said due to the violent past of Gomez, the SWAT team and crisis negotiators responded.

Wichita police say that two people were contacted, but neither of them was Gomez. The suspect vehicle was recovered.

If anyone has any information on the shooting, they can call detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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