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.