Liberal Police Investigate Hit and Run Death
KSCB News - January 26, 2015 12:17 pm
On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at about 11:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area 10th Street and New York Avenue for a report of a person lying face down in the street. Responding officers located an adult male who had apparently been struck by a vehicle.
The Liberal Fire Department and Seward County EMS responded. The male was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Jose Ramos, 51, of Liberal.
Investigators quickly located and interviewed witnesses who identified two possible suspects. Investigators located the two men, both 29, at their residence in the 1000 block of North Washington Avenue. The two suspects were taken into custody without incident. The suspect vehicle was located just across the state line in northern Beaver County, Oklahoma.
An autopsy of the victim was completed on January 26th. Results are pending at this time.
Investigators have submitted affidavits to the Seward County Attorney seeking charges of involuntary manslaughter.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Liberal Police Department at 620-626-0150 or the Crime Hotline at 624-4000.