GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are looking for a man accused of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend in downtown Grand Rapids last week.

A file booking photo of Luis Fabian Bernal-Sosa released by Grand Rapids police.
A file booking photo of Luis Fabian Bernal-Sosa released by Grand Rapids police.

Luis Fabian Bernal-Sosa, 27, faces charges of first-degree murder, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in the shooting death of Leah Gomez, according to court documents.

Gomez was found shot dead in a car in the parking lot of Loose Leaf Lofts on Commerce Avenue between Goodrich Street and Wealthy Street in downtown Grand Rapids on May 31.

Bernal-Sosa is the father of Gomez’s daughter and was her boyfriend. Police said the daughter, Rosie, was in the car when her mother was shot.

At the time of the shooting, he was already wanted for failing to show up to a court after being accused of strangling her in Wyoming last year.

According to court documents, an acquaintance of Gomez was on the phone with her while she went to pick up her daughter. Gomez told the acquaintance she was concerned about Bernal-Sosa and wanted to stay on the phone with him while she was interacting with Bernal-Sosa.

An undated photo of Leah Gomez. (Courtesy)
An undated photo of Leah Gomez. (Courtesy)

Court documents said Bernal-Sosa found out she was on the phone and the call ended. When Bernal-Sosa left to get some of the daughter’s things, she called the acquaintance back. When Bernal-Sosa returned, the caller said he heard Gomez say he had an AR-15 and told him to get out of her car. The caller then heard five to six gunshots and the phone went silent. He then called 911, according to court documents.

When authorities searched his apartment, court documents said they found an AR-15-style rifle.

Last week, after executing a search warrant in Wyoming, Grand Rapids police confirmed they found the truck they believe Bernal-Sosa was driving when Gomez was killed.

The truck belongs to Bernal Landscape. GRPD said the company has nothing to do with the killing and management has cooperated with the investigation.

Anyone with information about Bernal-Sosa’s location should call GRPD at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.