Suspect Arrested In Connection With Thurday Morning Shooting

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Sunday, October 14, 2012

The man police wanted in connection with an early Thursday morning shooting was arrested after a brief chase with police Friday night.

Wichita Police Sgt. Bruce Watts said officers spotted the 35-year-old suspect while conducting surveillance in the 800 block of South Drury, which is in a neighborhood northeast of Lincoln and Woodlawn.

Watts said the man had returned to the area where a shooting was reported about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Police said the suspect had been pistol-whipping a 29-year-old man when it fired, shooting the victim in the shoulder. That man was treated at Wesley Medical Center and released.

The suspect was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated battery and evading and eluding police. Watts said the man was also found with methamphetamines and already had a warrant out for his arrest.

UPDATE: Thursday, October 11, 2012

A 29-year-old man is recovering at a local hospital following an early morning shooting.

The man told police that a 35-year-old man came into his home in the 800 block of South Drury Lane around 1 a.m. Thursday and began pistol-whipping him. During the assault, the gun went off, hitting the man in the shoulder.

Police say it appears the suspect and victim know each other and there has been a prior problem between the two.

The suspect was already gone when police arrived, but officers know who he is and are actively searching for him.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Wichita Police are looking for a person of interest after a man was seriously hurt in a shooting in east Wichita early Thursday morning.

Officers were called to a house in the 800 block of S. Drury Lane, near Lincoln and Woodlawn, because neighbors heard shots being fired.

Police found a man in his late 20's seriously hurt with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was taken to the hospital; his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Officers say that they are seeking a person of interest and believe they know the motive but cannot yet release that information.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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