PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are searching for a man who they believe shot and killed his girlfriend late Wednesday night.

Derek Sheppard, 35, is wanted for the murder of Bernadette Ortiz, 50, according to police.

Derek Sheppard and the suspect vehicle (Photos: Providence Police Department)

Investigators believe Sheppard shot Ortiz following an argument inside their Harold Street apartment.

Police said Sheppard should be considered armed and dangerous. He may be driving a gray 2019 Nissan Sentra with Rhode Island registration LD-715.

Anyone with information is asked to call Providence detectives at (401) 243-6406.

This was the city’s second homicide of the year, with the first occurring in mid-January.