Twin Lakes shooting suspect pleads not guilty
Editor's note: Cortney Holloway's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this story.
After he was buzzed into the waiting area of a Wichita tax office, Ricky Wirths asked for a tax agent by name, officials said.
Wirths — who owed nearly $400,000 in tax warrants — then shot Kansas Department of Revenue tax agent Cortney Holloway, police said.
Wirths, 52, was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder on Thursday after the September 2017 shooting.
The man walked into the taxation side of the state office building at 21st and Amidon at around 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2017, police said at the time. Wirths asked for Holloway at the Twin Lakes office, where Revenue Secretary Sam Williams said Wirths had been buzzed into a waiting area.
About 3 hours earlier, Holloway and sheriff's deputies had gone to Wirths house in the 900 block of West 35th Street North to seize assets in a tax warrant investigation, the sheriff's office said at the time. He owed nearly $400,000 in tax warrants, and at least one vehicle was seized.
When Wirths met with Holloway at the tax office, Wirths pulled out a handgun and shot Holloway multiple times, police said.
Wirths remains in the Sedgwick County Jail and his sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 8.