Crime & Courts

Another police chase, but this time Kansas police get their man

Wichita police say these two people were involved in a shooting at Menards on North Maize on Monday.
Wichita police say these two people were involved in a shooting at Menards on North Maize on Monday. Wichita Police Department

A third police chase in connection with the shooting of a Menards security guard on Monday ended in a second arrest on Wednesday.

Police have been searching for Dominic Joseph Williamson, 18, since the 4:50 p.m. shooting. Wichita police say Williams and a 17-year-old girl tried stealing a home surveillance system from the Menards at 37t and Maize. The loss prevention officer tried to stop the two suspected shoplifters, but police say Williamson shot the officer once in his stomach.

The 17-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after a police chase through Derby. She flipped a stolen Mercedes station wagon into a garage and was critically injured.

Later the same day, Wichita police found Williamson in the 2600 block of South Minnesota. He got into a stolen car Camry and refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over, police said. The chase was called off due to excessively high speeds on Kellogg.

Williamson apparently drove to Ellis County and at some point got into a stolen Nissan car, according to a release from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies spotted him driving erratically on I-70. They tried to stop him, but Williamson took off. Deputies deployed stop sticks, which deflated three of the car's tires, but Williamson still kept driving, they said.

The pursuit ended in Trego County when Williamson lost control of the car. It rolled several times and landed on its top.

Williamson was evaluated by medical staff and later booked into the Ellis County Detention Facility on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing and eluding, possession with the intent to distribute meth, possession of marijuana and numerous traffic violation.

He also faces charges in Sedgwick County related to the Menards shooting.

The loss prevention officer was released from the hospital on Monday, police said.

Wichita Police public information officer Charlie Davidson gives a statement Tuesday afternoon after a police chase ended in Derby.

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752 @NicholeManna