Update: Arrest made in shooting death of Hays man last Friday


HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) — Police arrested a Hays man on suspicion of second-degree murder after he allegedly shot his roommate.

On Friday night, August 20, officers from the department responded to a shooting in the 4500 block of Larned Circle.

When authorities arrived, they found 22-year-old Christian Leonel Cortes-Alfaro suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Hays Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. 

Hays police said their investigation determined that Cortes-Alfaro was at home with two other roommates. One of the victim’s roommates was in the front room reportedly preparing to make repairs to a firearm. While the victim’s roommate was handling the firearm, the firearm discharged, striking the victim in the head. 

Detectives arrested the roommate, Brian Spencer Finger, 22, on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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