Crime & Courts

Man who tried to hit wife with car shot at

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A man who tried to ram his car into his wife twice Thursday morning fled, then ran his car into a family friend.

After a couple got into a dispute in west Wichita, the couple went outside, where the 61-year-old husband twice drove his green Pontiac Grand Prix at his 50-year-old wife, according to Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson.

A 32-year-old family friend, who lives at the house and was present during the argument, pulled a handgun and pointed it at the husband, police reported.

The husband then drove his car at the 32-year-old man, who fired at and hit the husband’s windshield, but not before being hit by the car. The husband then drove away.

The 32-year-old man was treated and released from a hospital. Police are looking for the vehicle, which has the license tag number of 073 JKS.

The altercation happened just before police were called at 11:45 a.m. near the 5300 block of West Ninth Street.

Oliver Morrison: 316-268-6499, @ORMorrison