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Police: Shots fired during drug deal; woman beaten; man arrested

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.

A man was arrested late Monday night after he reportedly fired numerous gunshots and then started beating a woman he was with in east Wichita, police said.

Officers responding to a 911 call at about 8:30 p.m. Monday found a 40-year-old man in the 6400 block of East Cottonwood, near Kellogg and Woodlawn, who said he fired three shots at a man they intended to sell drugs to, Lt. Steve Kenney said.

He then said he beat the 32-year-old woman he was with because he was upset over the death of a child, Kenney said. The woman suffered a fractured nose and cuts to her face.

The man was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of numerous offenses, including criminal discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Officers could not find the person who reportedly had met the couple at the Cottonwood location, Kenney said.

“We have no idea who he was firing at,” Kenney said.

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

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