Mar 01, 2021 7:00 AM

Police: Search continues for suspect wanted for Salina murder

Posted Mar 01, 2021 7:00 AM
Nelson Hull has two previous drug related conviction, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections- photo from an earlier arrest in Saline Co.
Nelson Hull has two previous drug related conviction, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections- photo from an earlier arrest in Saline Co.

SALINA—Law enforcement authorities are investigating the murder of a woman in Salina and have identified a suspect as 35-year-old Nelson Gerrod Hull.

He is wanted for the Tuesday shooting death of 36-year-old Courtney Ann Hoffman.  The Saline County District Court issued an arrest warrant for murder in the first degree.

Hull is described as a black male, 6-foot-3, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A tattoo on the right side of his neck is "Mi Familia."

Police on the scene of the investigation Tuesday in Salina. photo courtesy KWCH
Police on the scene of the investigation Tuesday in Salina. photo courtesy KWCH

Just after 11:30a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the 700 block of North Fourth Street in Salina for a report of the sound of gunfire and someone screaming, according to a media release.

Upon arrival, Salina Police Officers located a woman identified as Hoffman inside a vehicle at 731 N. 4th Street. She had a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased by Salina Fire Department EMS personnel.

Police say Hull should be considered armed and dangerous. They encourage anyone with information on Hull's current location to contact 911 immediately.