Man killed, suspect arrested in south Wichita stabbing

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly stabbing Sunday night on the city's south side.

Emergency crews were called at around 10 p.m. to a cutting in the area of South Hydraulic and Jump East, which is just south of Wassall. Lt. Jason Stephens said the report originated as a medical call.

"The patient was taken to a local hospital and it was discovered that they had multiple stab wounds to their body," Lt. Stephens said. 

The 35-year-old victim died at the hospital. Capt. Doug Nolte on Thursday identified him as Rocky Simmons. 

Lt. Stephens said, "Officers discovered through interviews at the scene that there was a verbal that turned into a physical disturbance between our victim and our suspect. During the course of the disturbance, our suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim."

Officers located and arrested the suspect, 26-year-old Jonathan C. Miller. He was booked for second-degree murder.

Lt. Stephens said the victim and the suspect did not know each other.

"There was a large group of people associated with two addresses and either party knew people at those respective addresses."

Sunday's stabbing death is Wichita's 23rd homicide of 2017. 

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