Accused Wichita nightclub shooter extradited from Arizona
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The man accused of opening fire on a Wichita nightclub, killing one person and injuring six others, has been extradited back to the city after his arrest in Arizona earlier this month.
Sedgwick County jail records show 23-year-old Keshawn Dawson was booked Wednesday afternoon for first-degree intentional murder, first-degree murder in commission of a felony, six counts of aggravated battery, criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm. His bonds total more than $5 million.
Dawson was taken into custody October 8 in Phoenix by the U. S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force.
It was around 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7 when officers responded to a shooting call at the Enigma Bar & Club in Old Town. Police say 23-year-old Keshawn Dawson got into a fight at the club earlier that night and was forced to leave. Police said Dawson returned a short time later and fired multiple rounds into the club from the outside.
One of the victims, 34-year-old Preston Spencer, suffered a gunshot wound to his torso and died at the scene. Six others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
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Dawson was scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.