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Police: Man shot near Woodlawn and Lincoln over drug deal

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013, at 7:24 a.m.
  • Updated Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.

A 35-year-old Wichita man was shot early Saturday morning on South Mission, in what police are calling a drug deal gone bad.

The victim, who police Sgt. Bruce Watts said was trying to sell drugs, was shot in the shoulder with a.45 handgun around 3 a.m. in the 800 block of South Mission, after a street confrontation with his buyer.

“The suspect became angry because the victim who was selling the drugs didn’t bring enough drugs for him,” Watts said. “The suspect pulled out a gun, they fought over the gun and the victim was shot in the shoulder.”

The victim got into a car and drove to Douglas and Woodlawn, where he nearly struck a Wichita police cruiser.

“He missed the police car, but he got the officer’s attention,” Watts said. “He told the officer he thought he had been shot. I don’t know how you think you’re shot with a .45 slug going through your shoulder. It’s the size of your thumb.”

The shooting victim is in serious condition at Wesley Medical Center.

Reach Bill Wilson at 316-268-6290 or bwilson@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @bwilsoneagle.

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