KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department has confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with a homicide that happened on Wednesday night.
Diego Calderon-Guzman, 30, has been charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, felony possession of a firearm (FIP), and unlawful use of a weapon.
Police say he was apprehended by officers who were looking for him Friday and was charged Saturday.
These charges come following a homicide that happened around 11 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of 26th Street and Southwest Boulevard.
According to court records, police responded late on September 16, to the area of 27th and Southwest Boulevard on a reported shooting. Witnesses and a check of video surveillance showed a black Silverado truck with a large Mexican flag on the center rear bumper was involved in the shooting.
Officers said that after chasing the suspect truck, they took Calderon-Guzman and the truck’s owner into custody. Officers observed a rifle in the truck that the crime lab later connected to shell casings found at the crime scene.
The owner of the truck told police that Calderon-Guzman shot the victim. Calderon-Guzman, a convicted felon, told police that he fired the weapon after gunfire broke out. He said he didn’t see the victim running in front of him when he shot.
On Thursday, that victim was identified as Daisy S. Martinez. According to the KCPD, she was 20 years old.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $500,000 for Calderon-Guzman.
She is Kansas City's 142nd homicide victim of 2020.