Police: Dispute over loud music leads to deadly Wichita stabbing

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection to a deadly stabbing at an apartment complex on the southeast side. 

Officers were called just before 2 a.m. Sunday to the report of a stabbing at an apartment complex near Pawnee and Oliver. They arrived to find 45-year-old Joseph Heiman in his apartment suffering from multiple stab wounds. He later died at a hospital. 

Capt. Brent Allred said the suspect, Darnell Jackson, called 911 to report the stabbing and was arrested at the apartment complex. He was booked for first-degree murder and remains jailed on $90,000 bond. 

The investigation revealed that Jackson and Heiman had been in a dispute over several weeks regarding loud music played by Heiman. 

"On Sunday, Mr. Jackson became upset about the loud music, and he entered Heiman's apartment and stabbed him multiple times, leading to his fatal injuries," Capt. Allred said. 

Heiman's death was the 12th criminal homicide of 2019. 


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Police are speaking to a possible suspect after one man is critically hurt in a stabbing in southeast Wichita early Sunday morning.

Sedgwick County emergency dispatchers say the stabbing happened around 2 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Glendale, near Pawnee and Oliver. 
When officers arrived, they found a man in his 40s with multiple stab wounds. He was rushed to the hospital.

In the same area, police found a possible suspect. He was taken in to be interviewed by detectives.