Jul 03, 2020 9:00 PM

Suspect in Kansas double murder captured in Mexico

Posted Jul 03, 2020 9:00 PM
Young photo Sedgwick County
Young photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting of a Kansas man and woman and have made an arrest.

In the early morning of January 2, police responded to a shooting call at the Hotel at WaterWalk in the 700 block of South Main, in Wichita, according to officer Kevin Wheeler.

Upon arrival, officers located the bodies of 27-year-old George Kirksey and 22-year-old Alicia Roman with multiple gunshot wounds, according to officer Kevin Wheeler.

The investigation revealed that Kirksey and Roman were inside of the hotel room when a suspect identified as 33-year-old Young entered the room and fired multiple shots, striking them and then fleeing on foot.

Investigators learned of Young's involvement through their investigation and have been working to locate him.

Authorities recently located him in Mexico and made an arrest, according to Wheeler.

On Thursday, Young was transported back to Sedgwick County and booked into jail on requested charges of capital murder, aggravated burglary, criminal possession of a firearm and aggravated assault, according to Wheeler.

The case has been presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.