Man wanted in homicide of woman shot dead in front of their infant daughter

SAN JOSE (KRON) — South Bay law enforcement are on high alert Friday set off by a man suspected of fatally shooting a Sacramento woman in front of their infant daughter then dumping her body on a San Jose Street.

According to police, Andrew “Drew” Butler, 25, of Sacramento, is wanted for killing 33-year-old Kendra Gonzales, also of Sacramento, Tuesday night. Her body was located by officers on the 1300 block of South Bascom Avenue about a quarter-mile east of state Highway 17, according to police Officer Albert Morales.

Police say 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.

During the drive, 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.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene at 9:55 p.m. and attempted life-saving measures but Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

Butler’s abandoned vehicle was located in Salinas and has been seized for evidence, police said.

He is described at African American, 5’5″ 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.

Butler, wanted in the homicide, is considered armed and dangerous. Authorities are urging the public not to come in contact with him and to call police if they see him.

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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