For Immediate Release
Federal Firearm Charge Filed Against Murder Suspect
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal grand jury Wednesday returned an indictment charging a defendant in a state murder case with a federal firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Luis M. Murillo-Rosales, 25, who has been living in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a foreign citizen who is in the United States illegally. In court records it is alleged that on May 25, 2014, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 1600 block north of Universal Avenue in Kansas City, Mo. They found a deceased victim and recovered a spent 9 mm shell casing near the body. Witnesses reported seeing a man point a gun at the victim, fire one shot and then flee the scene.
Investigators served a search warrant at Murillo-Rosales’ home in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. They recovered a 9 mm handgun that allegedly was used in the shooting.
Murillo-Rosales was charged in state court in Jackson County, Mo., in connection with the shooting.
If convicted on the federal firearm charge, Murillo-Rosales faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting.
John Hernandez, 40, Los Angeles, Calif., is charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy and eight counts of distributing various amounts of methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred between Dec. 5, 2013, and May 13, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million on the conspiracy count and some of the distribution counts. Sentences on other distribution counts range from not less than five years to not more than 20 years. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting. Jeremy Guy, 32, Sugar Creek, Mo., is charged with escaping from federal custody at the Grossman Community Corrections Center in Leavenworth, Kan. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 27, 2014. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt is prosecuting. Martin Salgado-Salgado, 39, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of using false documents, four counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of making a false statement on a U.S. passport application, one count of misusing a U.S. passport and one count of making a false claim of U.S. citizenship. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 in Sedgwick County, Kan. Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties: Using false documents: A maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Aggravated identity theft: A mandatory consecutive two-year sentence on each count. Making a false statement on a passport application: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. Misusing a U.S. passport: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. Making a false claim of U.S. citizenship: A maximum penalty of three years and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Department of State investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting. In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.