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by Bay City News
A Sacramento man suspected of shooting the mother of his infant
daughter to death Tuesday while they were inside a car on a street in San
Jose remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous, police said
Friday.

Andrew “Drew” Butler, 25, is wanted in the homicide of 33-year-old
Kendra Gonzales, also of Sacramento, who died from a gunshot allegedly fired
by Butler, according to police Officer Albert Morales.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Butler, who may be in the
Sacramento area but also has ties to Salinas, Marina, Monterey and Seaside in
Monterey County, police said.

Since Butler should be regarded as armed and dangerous, police are
urging the public not to come in contact with him and to call police if they
see him, Morales said.

At 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 1300 block of
South Bascom Avenue about a quarter-mile east of state Highway 17 where they
found Gonzales lying on the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound, officers
said.

The San Jose Fire Department and medical personnel attempted
life-saving measures but Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene.

From a preliminary investigation, police learned that Gonzales had
been driving a vehicle with Butler in the front passenger seat and their
1-year-old daughter and two other people in the rear seat, Morales said.

At one point Gonzales and Butler got into an argument and Butler
shot her, then removed her body from the vehicle, placed it on the roadway
and ordered the people in the rear to leave and take the infant with them,
Morales said.

Butler drove away and his abandoned vehicle was located later in
Salinas and seized for evidence purposes, police said.

He is described at African American, 5 feet, 5 inches tall,
weighing 140 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, a mole near the left eye
and was last seen wearing a navy blue short-sleeved shirt with “Ford” written
across the chest, navy blue sweat pants and possibly black Reebok brand
athletic shoes with a gray or white trim.

Those with information about where Butler is are urged to contact
Detective Sgt. Pat Guire or Detective Jason Tanner of the Police Department’s
homicide unit at (408) 277-5283 or leave an anonymous tip with Silicon Valley
Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-7867.

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