Homicide Suspect Arrested in Junction City

Press Release

On February 22nd, 2024, at 1:54 a.m., Wichita Police Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 8100 block of E. Harry. Upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Audreanna Hidalgo of Wichita with a gunshot wound. Unfortunately, Audreanna was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers from the Wichita Police Department’s Community Response Team and Homicide Investigations Unit determined that this was a case of Intimate Partner Violence. They identified the suspect as a 38-year-old male of Junction City.

Investigators from the Wichita Police Department utilized the FLOCK License Plate Reader system, confirming that the suspect had returned to Junction City in the early morning hours of February 22nd. Upon verification, the Wichita Police Department promptly informed the Junction City Police Department, initiating a collaborative effort to apprehend the suspect. Subsequently, officers and detectives from the Junction City Police Department ascertained the suspect’s address, leading to his apprehension at 8:32 a.m., without any further incident.

Both the Wichita and Junction City Police Departments’ Investigations Units are diligently working on this case to compile additional evidence before the suspect’s transfer to Wichita for formal charging procedures.

We assure the public that there is no current threat to the safety of either community. As this investigation is active, no further information can be disclosed at this time. We urge anyone with relevant information regarding this case to contact the Wichita Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (316) 268-4407.

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