Oct 17, 2021 4:00 PM

Police continue search for suspect in Kansas drug deal killing

Posted Oct 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Gomez should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.
Gomez should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal hotel shooting continue to search for a suspect identified as 31-year-old Patricio Gomez.

Just before 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30, police responded to a shooting call at Extended Stay America, 9450 E Corporate Hills, in Wichita, according to Officer Charley Davidson.  Upon arrival, officers located 42-year-old Michael Martinez of Wichita who had been shot.  He was pronounced deceased on the scene. 

Police outside a hotel in Park City where they recovered the Esclade-photo courtesy KWCH
Police outside a hotel in Park City where they recovered the Esclade-photo courtesy KWCH

Investigators learned Gomez and a woman later identified as 35-year-old Shae Roberts arrived at the hotel regarding an illegal drug transaction.  During the transaction, a disturbance ensued and Gomez fired multiple shots at Martinez, striking him.  Gomez and the Roberts fled the scene in a black Cadillac Escalade.

Roberts-photo Sedgwick Co.
Roberts-photo Sedgwick Co.

On Oct. 1, police located the Cadillac outside of a hotel in Park City and on Oct. 7, police arrested Robers. She has been charged with 1st degree murder and attempted distribution of methamphetamine, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.  She remains jailed on a  $500,000 bond.  

If you know the whereabouts of Gomez or see him, please call 911. He should be considered armed and dangerous.