A man and woman were arrested Sunday night after an incident that saw another man threatened with a shotgun during a dispute over pills.
Wichita police responded to a call at about 11 p.m. in the 3100 block of South Rutan, near Hillside and Pawnee. They found a 34-year-old man in the yard with a cut on his nose, Lt. Doug Nolte said.
The man said he was accused by his roommate, a 63-year-old man, of stealing pills from a 46-year-old woman. The woman is the older man’s girlfriend, according to police.
The woman told her boyfriend to grab a shotgun and point it at the younger man’s head. The older man did so and pulled the trigger twice, Nolte said, but the shotgun didn’t fire. The 63-year-old then struck the man in the head with the barrel of the shotgun, before the victim ran out of the house.
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Police arrived and arrested the woman and older man on multiple charges. They also found the shotgun unloaded, Nolte said.