UPDATE: Wichita Police say driver shot in head by bicyclist

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WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Police have a suspect in custody following an apparent road rage shooting just south of Harry and Seneca in south Wichita.

Officers say a 39-year old man, his wife and 8-year-old daughter, were driving south on Seneca when he almost collided with a southbound bicyclist. The driver and bicycle rider then began arguing.

Things escalated when the car and bike pulled into a shopping center parking lot near Seneca and the 11-hundred block of May street. As the driver got out of the car, the bicyclist pulled a gun from a holster on his hip and shot the man in the face. He was rushed to Via Christi Hospital on Saint Francis in critical condition and is currently hospitalized in the ICU.

Several witnesses saw what happened, and one followed the bicyclist, giving the man's description to police dispatchers. Less than a minute later, he was taken into custody at Pawnee and Seneca. Police say there was an altercation, and the suspect had to be tazed before he was taken into custody.

The 28-year-old man was booked for attempted first degree murder. He's been identified through jail records as Jonathan B. Newcomb.

Police say the shooting victim is expected to survive.

Officers are reviewing surveillance video from area businesses.


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