Jorge Romero Jr Identified As Second Victim Arrested In Connection With Shooting Incident That Killed One Near Hillside

According to Wichita police, a second suspect has been apprehended in connection with the shooting incident that resulted in the death of a 36-year-old man over the weekend.

According to a release by WPD, first-degree murder charges have been brought against Jorge Romero Jr., who is 48 years old. 47-year-old Adonis Andrews was previously arrested by the police on charges of first-degree murder and other offenses.

Christian Santiago was found dead in an SUV near 21st Street North and Hillside early Saturday morning. Officers discovered the victim while responding to a shooting call.

According to the release, Romero was identified as a suspect and was found on Tuesday at the 1200 block of West Casado Street, which is located near 27th Street South and Seneca. According to investigators, it is believed that the victim and suspects had a prior acquaintance.

According to records from the Kansas Department of Corrections, Romero has been convicted of several crimes in the past, including burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, robbery, and criminal damage to property.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested by the police in relation to a fatal shooting that occurred in northeast Wichita during the weekend.

According to Sedgwick County Jail records, Adonis Andrews was arrested on Sunday morning on multiple charges including first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, distribution of drugs, a state hold, a parole violation, and failure to appear. On Tuesday morning, a bond of $250,000 was set for him.

According to police reports, a shooting occurred in the 2800 block of East Stadium Drive, near 21st Street North and Hillside, at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday. Officers were dispatched to the scene.

According to a release by the Wichita police, 36-year-old Christian Santiago was found deceased in the front passenger seat of a white SUV upon their arrival.

According to WPD spokesperson Kristopher Gupilan, Andrews was apprehended in the Oaklawn vicinity. Investigators suspect that Andrews and Santiago were acquainted with each other.

According to records from the Kansas Department of Corrections, Andrews is currently on parole due to drug-related convictions. According to records, the individual in question has previous convictions for drug-related offenses and making criminal threats. According to records, he was last paroled on December 22, 2022.

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