Reward offered in unsolved Kansas murder case

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By: KAKE News - Email
Gabino Ruiz-Ascensio

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EMPORIA, Kan. -- A reward is being offered in connection to murder of an Emporia man earlier this year.

In the early morning hours of April 13, 24-year-old Adrian Peralta was shot and killed in Emporia.

Gabino Ruiz-Ascencio, 26, is wanted for his murder, and the Lyon County Crime Stoppers board has approved a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Ruiz-Ascencio is described as a Hispanic male, about 5-feet, 6-inches tall and 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He also has multiple tattoos, including 'Ruiz' on his neck, 'raza' on his right arm, 'fina' on his left arm, '13' on his right hand, three dots on his left hand and 'Mexican Eagle' on his right hand.

The suspect is a known gang affiliate. He was initially believed to have fled to Mexico, but authorities believe he may be in the Emporia, Dodge City or Arkansas City areas.

Ruiz-Ascencio is believed to have left the shooting scene in a stolen truck which has still not been located. It's a 1991 GMC Sierra that had a Kansas 60-day tag of A190074.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lyon County Crime Stoppers at (620) 342-2273.

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