Sep 19, 2021 10:00 AM

Police: Kan. killing suspect still at large, considered armed, dangerous

Posted Sep 19, 2021 10:00 AM
Spates is 6-foot tall, 165 pounds and considered armed and dangerous-photo Lawrence PD
Spates is 6-foot tall, 165 pounds and considered armed and dangerous-photo Lawrence PD

DOUGLAS COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal shooting, have made an arrest and are asking the public for help to locate a second suspect.

On Friday, Lawrence Police, with assistance from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 18-year-old Javier Isidro Romero on a requested charge of first-degree murder in the Wednesday death of 21-year-old Christian Willis in the 1500 block of Kentucky Street, according to police department spokesperson Patrick Compton.

Romero photo Douglas County
Romero photo Douglas County

Police are also seeking information on the whereabouts of 19-year-old Andrel Darnell Spates, Jr. of Lawrence in connection with the murder.

Spates is 6-foot tall, 165 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Spates is encouraged to call the Lawrence Kansas Police Department at 785-832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Douglas County at 785-843-7477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards and tips can be anonymous.