KBI searching for man in connection with Hamilton County murder

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HAMILTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is searching for a man they believe is connected with a murder that happened on Friday night in Hamilton County.

The KBI said around noon on Friday the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office got reports of a shooting in Syracuse at the Country Apartments. Inside deputies found 21-year-old Kevin Palma-Rodruiguez dead from gunshot injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office asked the KBI for their help investigating.

Now, investigators are searching for 25-year-old Amner Tejada-Vigil, who also goes by Jeovany Vigil. They issued an arrest warrant for him for 1st degree murder.

The KBI said they did serve a search warrant at his home in Syracuse, but he wasn’t there.

Anyone with information can call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME, or the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at 620-384-5616. A tip can also be submitted online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.

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