Police Still Searching for Murder Suspect


Staff member
Feb 14, 2021
Police continue to search for a suspect in the murder of a Salina woman.

According to a media release, Salina Fire Department EMS and Salina Police Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of North 4th Street at approximately 11:42 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in response to a report of the sound of gunfire and someone screaming.

Upon arrival, Salina Police Officers located a female inside a vehicle at 731 N. 4th Street. This female had a gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased by Salina Fire Department EMS personnel. The deceased female was identified as Courtney Ann Hoffman, 36, of Salina.

Since February 23, the Salina Police Department has investigated innumerable leads during this homicide investigation. This has resulted in Nelson Gerrod Hull III being identified as the suspect in the killing of Courtney Ann Hoffman. An arrest warrant for Murder in the 1st Degree was issued by the Saline County District Court for Hull. Law enforcement is actively seeking the whereabouts of Hull and he should be considered armed and dangerous. Hull is a black male, 35 years of age, 6’3”, 220 pounds with black Hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that reads "Mi Familia". If you have any information pertaining to Hull’s current location contact 911 immediately.

Nelson Gerrod Hull III
Clarence Darryl Brown

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed information that Clarence Darryl Brown aided Hull after the commission of the homicide. The investigation resulted in probable cause to arrest Brown and charges were requested for Aiding and Abetting First Degree Murder, Criminal Solicitation and Interference with Law Enforcement. This case remains under investigation.

If you have any information concerning this event or identification of the individual(s) involved, call Crime Stoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit
https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous/salina.org to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward. The Crime Stoppers board has increased the possible reward amount up to $2,500, and you are not required to give your name. Tipsters may also contact Detective Jeff Vaughan at the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210. Salina PD Case #2021-5058.


Staff member
Feb 14, 2021
A suspected murderer may be in the Kansas City area. Nelson Hull lives in Salina, but could be with family in Kansas City or Wichita. He is wanted for first-degree murder, as police believe he killed a Kansas mother of three.