Police arrest murder suspect after chase in north Wichita

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Murder suspect crashes after a chase in north Wichita on 11.30.17 Murder suspect crashes after a chase in north Wichita on 11.30.17
Timothy Golden | Victim of deadly shooting near Kellogg and McLean on 7.15.17 Timothy Golden | Victim of deadly shooting near Kellogg and McLean on 7.15.17
Apartment complex where Timothy Golden was shot and killed on 7.15.17 Apartment complex where Timothy Golden was shot and killed on 7.15.17
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police have arrested a third suspect in the shooting death of a semi-pro football player following a pursuit in north Wichita on Thursday.

Officers had received information that a suspect in the July 15 shooting death of 19-year-old Timothy Golden. Officer Charley Davidson said police learned the 18-year-old suspect was hiding out at a home in the 3300 block of North Jackson, near 33rd Street North and Arkansas.

2 charged in shooting death of semi-pro football player

Officers observed the suspect leave the home in a blue Acura. They tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled and a chase began at around 8:45 a.m. 

"At one point the vehicle did stop and a female was allowed to exit the vehicle," Office Charley Davidson said. "Officers have located that female and she was taken into custody."

The suspect continued east on 24th Street and struck another car at Market. The 27-year-old woman driving the other car was hospitalized with minor injuries. 

"After the suspect vehicle had struck the black Mitsubishi traveling north, the vehicle then struck a guide wire ... connected to the power poles here, causing damage to the power lines and also the power poles."

More than 1,500 Westar Energy customers lost power. Crews had power restored by 10 a.m.

The suspect, identified through jail records as Larry Triplett III, was booked for first-degree murder, aggravated battery, concealed weapon, discharging a firearm, and numerous counts related to the pursuit. 

Dakahri Saunders and Ritchie Randle, both 18 years old, have already been charged with first-degree murder in Golden's death. Both remain jailed on $500,000 bond each. 

Golden, a tight end for the Kansas Cougars, was shot and killed on July 15 at an apartment complex near Kellogg and McLean. More on that story here

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