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Caller says he was kidnapped, leads police to body at North Broadway apartment

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, July 9, 2012, at 12:07 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at 2:27 p.m.

A man called police early Monday morning to say he had been kidnapped and that he had witnessed a murder, according to Wichita police.

Police responded to the call, placed from a payphone in the 1300 block of North Grove, police Lt. Todd Ojile said Monday.

Police met the man at his residence on East 11th Street. He led them to the Interdale Apartments at 916 N. Broadway, Ojile said.

Inside an apartment, police found a 34-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound.

According to the police, the caller said he was inside the apartment when one or two men entered the apartment, and shot and killed his friend.

There was no kidnapping, and police are still interviewing the caller, a man in his early 20s.

The dead man was a gang member, Ojile said, but police do not know if the shooting was gang-related.

Nothing appeared to be stolen from the apartment, and there are no suspects at this time, police said.

Reach Sarah Tucker at 316-268-6514 or stucker@wichitaeagle.com.

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