Authorities say a dispute at a Park City mobile home park last week that ended with a shooting started when a 47-year-old man showed up with a homemade sword and started swiping at people.
A 29-year-old man who was at 11 Mohawk Drive with three others grabbed a handgun and fired at Daniel R. Stine to stop the assault “before it got any worse,” Lt. Lin Dehning, spokesman for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, said Tuesday. The bullet hit Stine’s hip.
Stine, of Park City, showed up at the address shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday armed with the metal sword, which had a 21-inch-long blade and a sharpened tip. Upset over a previous disagreement, he allegedly threatened and struck a 26-year-old woman, a 45-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man in the front yard before being halted by the bullet, Dehning said.
“Nobody was cut. There were some bruises at worst,” he added.
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Stine was taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound. Detectives arrested and jailed him Monday on suspicion of three counts of aggravated battery and one count of criminal possession of a weapon, jail records show.
Dehning said the man who fetched the gun and shot Stine was “acting in defense of the others, which is allowed under state law.”