Suspect in custody in deadly Goodland shooting

(Source: Sherman County Sheriff's Office)

SHERMAN COUNTY – Update: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

An arrest warrant has been issued in connection with a shooting that left one man dead in Goodland last month.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a warrant for involuntary manslaughter was served to 21-year-old Jesus M. Soto on Friday. He's accused in the death of 21-year-old Zachary Chavez on Dec. 20.

Soto was already in police custody at the Sherman County Jail on a warrant unrelated to the incident.

The KBI says Soto and Chavez were friends.

The Sherman County Attorney is expected to prosecute the case.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a deadly shooting near Goodland.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a shooting at 5490 County Road 23.

Sheriff's deputies arrived to find 21-year-old Zachary Chavez, of Tribune, suffering from a gunshot wound.

EMS transported Chavez to the Goodland Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 2 a.m.

Around 3:30 a.m., the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance.

A person of interest was identified and taken into police custody.

The investigation is ongoing.