Police: Kansas man pistol-whips father walking home with his children
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in southwest Kansas have arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly pointed a handgun and assaulted a father who was walking home with his two children.
Garden City officers responded at around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to the 1700 block of Windy View Drive and found the victim with a head injury lying in a parking lot.
"The investigation revealed that the man was walking with his two children to their residence when he was approached by another man carrying a handgun," a police spokesperson said in a release.
Police allege the suspect, Isaac Salas, pointed a handgun at the man and the two fought in front of the children.
"Salas allegedly kicked and struck the man with the handgun several times before fleeing the scene," the release said, adding that witnesses saw Salas get into a vehicle and flee the area.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The children were not hurt.
Officers saw the suspect vehicle in the 2800 block of Fleming Street and attempted to stop it, but Salas allegedly refused to pull over and a brief pursuit ensued. Police believed Salas returned to his home in the 400 Block of West Chestnut. SWAT executed a search warrant and evidence of the crime was located in the home. Traffic in the area was diverted for about five hours.
Salas was eventually located Thursday evening and booked for aggravated battery, aggravated assault, aggravated child endangerment, interference with law enforcement, flee and elude and various traffic charges.