Charges filed against a Wichita man are likely to be upgraded after the death of a 50-year-old man who was shot earlier this month, according to police.
Lt. Todd Ojile said the victim, who police declined to identify, died just before 7 a.m. Monday morning at a local hospital. The man was shot the night of May 14 at a home in the 1600 block of South Fern in southwest Wichita.
The victim was shot in the torso with a handgun, according to an account of the crime and court records.
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Jimmy Suttle Jr., 31, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on May 15 and charged with four criminal counts, including attempted murder, according to jail and court records.
Ojile said the attempted murder charge against Suttle will likely be upgraded to murder on Wednesday. Suttle was also charged with robbery, making criminal threats, and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to court records.
Suttle was convicted on assault and battery charges in Sedgwick County and a drug charge in Harvey County in 2015, according to Kansas Department of Corrections records.