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Second suspect in fatal Holyoke shooting now in jail

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at 5:51 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 8:29 a.m.

A 19-year-old man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Monday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree murder, records show.

Orville T. Smith was booked into the jail shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday. He was listed in police records as the victim of a gunshot wound who was found at the Chalet Apartments, 4917 E. Harry, a short time after a shooting was reported on North Holyoke on Nov. 13.

Smith was taken to Wesley Medical Center for surgery, then booked into jail upon his release. Police officials are scheduled to meet with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday to present evidence in the shooting death of Paul Danny Khmabounheuang in the house at 1452 N. Holyoke on Nov. 13.

Police say Dijon L. Thomas, 20, who was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Friday upon his release from Wesley, was one of four suspects who were let into the house on Holyoke. They were planning a robbery of cash, drugs or both, police officials have said.

Gunfire erupted, and Thomas and Smith were wounded. Khmabounheuang was shot once and died at the scene, police officials have said.

Thomas was found south of 13th on Holyoke by officers responding to reports of a shooting, police officials have said. He had been shot in the leg, and they followed his blood trail to the address on Holyoke where the attempted robbery occurred.

About 10 minutes after the initial shooting was reported, a second shooting victim was reported at 4917 E. Harry, police officials have said. Officers found Smith with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

A vehicle found at that address matched the description of the vehicle used by the suspects in the attempted robbery on Holyoke, police officials have said.

The other two suspects ran from the scene and have not yet been apprehended, police have said.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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