A nationwide manhunt is under way looking for the gunman believed to have killed a Cotten Apartment resident in his home Friday night.
The suspected murderer, Gregorio Arenas, is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted on criminal homicide charges.
The victim, Albertano Guerro Trejo, 29, was shot dead in his Cotten Apartment residence off Cascade Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Friday. He was killed by a single shot to the chest from a 9mm handgun allegedly wielded by Arenas.
Police found the victim dead in the floor of his home when they arrived to investigate the call of a shot fired. The victim’s roommates denied seeing anything, telling officers they were in different areas of the small apartment when the shooting occurred.
“Mr. Arenas is believed to have left the area and is considered armed and dangerous,” said McMinnville Police Chief Bryan Denton. “Do not try to approach him. Contract your local authorities if you see him.”
Arenas is believed to have fled the state after the shooting and may try to leave the country since he is not a legal U.S. citizen, even though he lived in Warren County for several years.
The motive for the killing has not been revealed, although police say the victim and killer did know one another.