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May 21, 2013

Police arrest ‘person of interest’ in 13th and Broadway shooting

After a brief chase and pursuit that shut down part of a Wichita neighborhood for about an hour, police on Tuesday morning arrested a man described as a “person of interest” in a recent shooting.

After a brief chase and pursuit that shut down part of a Wichita neighborhood for about an hour, police on Tuesday morning arrested a man described as a “person of interest” in a recent shooting.

Investigators following up on a Thursday shooting at 13th and Broadway – that caused several schools to lock down – spotted the “person of interest” in the open. A brief car chase occurred around 9 a.m. in the 1500 or 1600 block of North Topeka, Wichita police Sgt. Chris McAuliffe said.

The man ran into a home near 14th and Topeka, McAuliffe said. Before officers entered the home at about 9:40 a.m., a resident came out voluntarily. About 10 minutes later, the “person of interest” was led out, in handcuffs. Officers found him hiding in the attic. No one was injured, McAuliffe said.

The man was taken into custody on unrelated warrants, McAuliffe said.

For a time Tuesday morning, police blocked off part of North Topeka. A number of police and sheriff’s vehicles had massed in the area.

Contributing: Travis Heying of The Eagle

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