Suspect arrested in Hutchinson murder case

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

A man wanted in connection with a killing in Hutchinson turned himself in Sunday, and was arrested for murder.

A police statement Leo Lamont Wells, 19, turned himself in at the Law Enforcement Center at 5:00 p.m. He's held for second-degree murder in the death of Kenneth Thompson. Wells's bond has been set at $350,000.


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A man is dead after being gunned down in an overnight shooting in Hutchinson. 

Police rushed to the scene near Elm and Avenue A about 3:30 a.m. Saturday to find 24-year-old Kenneth Thompson lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Thompson was taken to a nearby hospital, but died from his injuries a short time later. 

His mother said her son had some issues, but he was going towards a better path. 

"I'm dealing with it the best I can... no mother wants to bury their child," Shelia Thompson said. "He lived life to the fullest, and for this to happen, its senseless, doesn't make any sense." Shelia Thompson says her son had a child of his own. 

Police list 19-year-old Leo Lamont Wells as a person of interest. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Reno County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS, the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816, or Detective Loepp at 620-694-2829.

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