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His roommate shot him. He was taken to hospital and then to jail, Wichita police say

Roommate shoots man in his leg at Wichita home, police say

Police Sgt. Mike Linnehan said a man was shot in his leg by a roommate after an argument at a south Wichita mobile home on Tuesday evening. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Nov. 6, 2018.
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Police Sgt. Mike Linnehan said a man was shot in his leg by a roommate after an argument at a south Wichita mobile home on Tuesday evening. He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Nov. 6, 2018.

Update, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday:

Wichita police arrested a man after he was shot by his roommate on Tuesday.

Reginald Dean Griffith, 47, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery and domestic battery, Officer Charley Davidson said in a release. Griffith was shot once in his leg, threated at a hospital then arrested after he was released.

Investigators determined that Griffith had battered a 28-year-old man, Davidson said. The man, who was Griffith’s roommate, had a gun. The roommate shot Griffith after Griffith tried to take the gun from him, police said.

Griffith remains in jail on $50,000 bond, records show.

Original story:

One man was shot in the leg after an argument with his roommate Tuesday eveing, officials said.

Police were called to a reported shooting at around 5:47 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Anna at the Fishin’ Mobile Home Park. A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said emergency crews found one person with critical injuries.

Wichita police Sgt. Mike Linnehan said officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area and found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper right leg. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man had been in an argument with his roommate before the roommate shot him, Linnehan said. Detectives are interviewing the roommate and a few witnesses. The two men are in their 30s or 40s.

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