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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Weekend suicide may be connected to murder

  • A weekend suicide is under investigation by the Dodge City Police Department. Police Chief Craig Mellecker said the death took place at the residence of an individual for whom a warrant had been issued Friday by police.


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  • A weekend suicide is under investigation by the Dodge City Police Department. Police Chief Craig Mellecker said the death took place at the residence of an individual for whom a warrant had been issued Friday by police.
    Police were dispatched Sunday night to the 2800 block of Hennessey Court where they found a male victim suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police had not released the name or age of the deceased at press time and would not confirm which suspect lived at the residence.
    Mellecker said the DCPD would investigate the suicide to confirm the death was indeed a suicide, as they do with all self-inflicted deaths.
    Friday's warrants named the following people as suspects in a recent murder: 18-year-old Jesus Jose Rivas, 20-year-old William Henry Edwards III and 16-year-old Miguel Antonio Solis.  The warrants were issued in connection with the murder of  24-year-old Miguel Tol-Juarez who died from a gunshot wound on August 5 in the 800 block of Ave. F.  Witnesses told officers three suspects confronted Tol-Juarez and others demanding money. The three suspects left the area on foot, according to DCPD.
    Police have Rivas and Edwards III in custody as well as a third suspect, 21-year-old Lisa Worthey. Rivas and Edwards were arrested for the following alleged offenses: murder in the first degree, aggravated battery, attempted aggravated robbery. Worthey is facing charges of first degree murder and interfering with a law enforcement officer.
    Solis has yet to be arrested and police still have a warrant out in his name. Solis is wanted for murder in the first degree, aggravated battery, attempted aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
    Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (620) 227-STOP or toll free at (877) 424-4414. Calls can also be made to the DCPD at (620) 225-8128. To text a confidential tip to the DCPD, text DCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).
     

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