Police capture 1 of 2 persons of interest in Echo Ridge homicide

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department announced on Tuesday that one of two persons of interest believed to be involved in a recent Topeka homicide has been captured.

On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 5:39 p.m., Topeka Police officers went to the area on a call about a shooting. When they arrived they found a victim, identified as 20-year-old Topekan Brian Miller, behind a residence on the eastern side of the road. He had life threatening injuries and officers, firefighters and AMR administered aid at the scene. He was transported to Stormont-Vail where he died as a result of his injuries.

The Topeka Police Department announced a short time after the shooting they were looking for two persons of interest in connection with the investigation. One is 19-year-old Deangelo M. Martinez, who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. The other is 16-year-old Christopher Pattillo, Jr., who stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Seventeen-year-old Pattillo Jr. was located and apprehended Tuesday in Wichita by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Martinez is still at large.

Deangelo M. Martinez
Deangelo M. Martinez

Anyone with information about where these two people might be is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers (785-234-007 or topekacrimestoppers.org).

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