Crime & Courts

Wichita police issue warrant for homicide suspect after his girlfriend found dead

Update, Sunday 3 p.m.

The Wichita Police Department has issued a warrant for homicide suspect Juan Carlos Caballeros-Yescas, according to a Facebook post.

Caballeros-Yescas, 25, is a suspect in the first-degree murder of a 41-year-old woman who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds on Saturday afternoon.

"The victim and Caballeros were in a relationship," the department posted on Facebook.

Caballeros-Yescas is believed to be driving a black 2010 Volkswagen Beetle with Minnesota license tag number 119TDG. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you see the man, call 911 immediately and do not approach him.

Original story

A woman in her 40s who was shot multiple times inside a north Wichita home Saturday afternoon died, Wichita police Officer Paul Cruz said.

The shooting was reported in the 1700 block of North Arkansas at 12:19 p.m. Saturday. Wichita police did not identify the woman and did not say if she lived in the house where she was shot.

When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive, a Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said. She was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital, Cruz said.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide and police are still trying to identify a suspect, Cruz said.

The woman was shot "multiple times throughout her body," he said.

"This is not a random incident," he said. "There's no danger to the public. We're going to continue to investigate this case. We are working currently to try to identify a suspect at this time. "

Cruz did not say if there was anyone else inside the home at the time of the shooting.

"At this point, all I can tell you is this is an active investigation and we are working to try to identify a suspect at this time," Cruz said.

It is Wichita's 30th homicide this year.

Chance Swaim