Wichita police investigate fatal shooting at hotel
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting on the city’s east side.
Michael Martinez, 42, was found shot to death at a hotel on Thursday night.
Investigators are looking for 31-year-old Patricio Gomez in connection with the shooting, police said in a news release.
Investigators determined that Gomez and a female met Martinez at the hotel for an illegal drug transaction, police said. A disturbance occurred during the deal and Martinez was shot. Gomez and the female fled the scene in a black Cadillac Escalade.
Police officers and a SWAT team surrounded a hotel in Park City Friday after Gomez’s vehicle was located there but Gomez was not found, police said.