A wanted and dangerous man who Wichita police say shot his girlfriend two weeks ago has been arrested in New Mexico.
Eli Mendoza, 28, shot his 34-year-old girlfriend in the elbow and chest while she was driving a sport utility vehicle in south Wichita on Aug. 9, Officer Charley Davidson previously said. Sgt. David Nienstedt had said the woman had non-life-threatening injuries after the domestic dispute. Police said Mendoza was considered armed and dangerous.
Mendoza was booked into the Roosevelt County, N.M., Detention Center at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday on suspicion of concealing identity, possession of marijuana and a Kansas Department of Corrections warrant, detention administrator Justin Porter said.
Portales, N.M., police Lt. Chris Williams said officers were called to a location where a possible wanted person was staying. They found Mendoza and arrested him without incident, Williams said.