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Police use Taser on man after responding to Planeview brawl

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and resisting arrest, after a street brawl in the 3700 block of East Ross Parkway around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said eight to 10 men believed to be gang-affiliated were fighting in Planeview, possibly with knives as well as a gun.

When officers arrived, the men started running. Police apprehended the 21-year-old after using a Taser on him. Officers thought the man was carrying a gun, which was later found in his front pocket, Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said.

One of the Taser probes hit the back of the 21-year-old’s head. Nolte said the man was taken to a hospital to remove the probe. Afterward, he was booked into a detention facility, Nolte said.

Reach Matt Riedl at 316-269-6791 or mriedl@wichitaeagle.com.

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