UPDATE: Potwin Woman Arrested For Shooting Husband

By: KAKE News Email
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The shooting happened in the 200 block of North Holmes Street in the town of Potwin

31-year-old Brooke L. Longobardi is accused of shooting her husband at their Potwin home. (courtesy Butler County Sheriff's Office.)

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UPDATE: Monday, August 19, 2013

A woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting her husband in the Butler County town of Potwin yesterday.

Shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, deputies were dispatched the report of a shooting at a home in the 200 block of Holmes in Potwin. When they arrived, they found 44-year-old Richard Longobardi with a gunshot wound to his upper back. He was flown to a Wichita hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The couple's four children witnessed the shooting. They told investigators that the couple had been arguing about the children, and that 31-year-old Brooke Longobardi shot him.

She was taken to the sheriff's office, interviewed and booked into jail on aggravated battery. Investigators say she used a handgun, and that she fired several shots.

The children were placed in protective custody, then released to a grandparent.

The Butler County sheriff is discussing charges with the county attorney, and she could be charged later this week.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

A man is in critical condition at a Wichita hospital following a shooting in Potwin.

It happened Sunday evening at a home in the 200 block of Holmes Street. Butler County Undersheriff Tony Wilhite tells KAKE News that a neighbor called 911 to report the shooting along with the victim's wife, a 31-year-old woman.

The woman was conducting first aid on her 49-year-old husband when sheriff's deputies arrived on scene. The victim was airlifted by Lifeteam helicopter to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition.

The man was struck once in the shoulder. Wilhite says the wife shot the husband, but it's unclear yet what happened.

Four children, ranging in age from 4 to 13 were home at the time of the shooting but none of them were hurt.

No names have been released. The sheriff's office says they will have more information tomorrow.

KAKE News has a crew in Potwin and will have a live report coming up at 10 p.m.


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