Arrest Made In National Guard Armory Murder

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Saturday, August 18, 2012

Junction City police say they have arrested a man they say is responsible for a shooting at the National Guard Armory in Junction City that left one man dead and an woman critically hurt.

WIBW reports Sterling D. Hickman, 33, of Junction City, was arrested on charges of first degree murder and aggravated battery. He is accused of shooting Antonio Maxwell and Jamaica Chism during a party Saturday morning at the armory. Officials say Maxwell died from his injuries and Chism remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Hickman is scheduled to make his first appearance on Monday. No bond has been set.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Two people have been shot, one fatally, at the National Guard Armory in Junction City.

WIBW in Topeka says police were called to the 500 block of Airport Road to investigate a report that two had been shot at the armory on Saturday morning. Upon arrival, officers found a man and a woman injured.

Antonio Maxwell, 25, of Junction City, was taken to Geary Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jamaica Chism, 30, also of Junction City, was flown to a Topeka hospital, where she underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the stomach area. She remains in critical condition.

The National Guard Armory was rented out from midnight to 3 a.m. for a private event. Police believe a disturbance occurred during the event, which led to the victims being injured.

The shooting is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Junction City police at 785-762-TIPS. The investigation is ongoing.

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