Coffeyville homicide investigation underway, 1 suspect arrested

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. – The Coffeyville Police Department releases information about an ongoing homicide investigation. Authorities have arrested one suspect in New Mexico.

On Friday, April 23, 2021 around 10:13 a.m., Police responded to the 700 block of West Martin Street in Coffeyville, Kansas for a shooting. Authorities say a private vehicle had taken the gunshot victim, 46-year-old Christopher Temple, to the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Temple was later taken to St. Francis hospital in Tulsa, where he died.

The Coffeyville Police Department says that authorities have arrested one suspect, Alfonso Ruiz Robles, 24, also of Coffeyville.

Chief Bromley extended his thanks to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Montgomery Co. Sheriff Office, Torrance Co. New Mexico Sheriff’s Department and surrounding New Mexico agencies for their assistance.

Anyone with information can call CPD at 620-252-6160, Detective Sergeant Lucas Vargas at 620-252-6010, or Detective Kastler at 620-252-6145. Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information to the Crime Tip Hotline at 620-252-6133.

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