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Attempted murder suspect sought by Wichita police turns himself in

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Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy)
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UPDATE, 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 — Wichita police have arrested Bryant Douglas Jr. He turned himself in at the Sedgwick County Jail, police Officer Charley Davidson said in a release Friday.

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Wichita police are looking for a man who they say shot his girlfriend in her head.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Bryant Eugene Douglas Jr., 35, of Wichita, on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, Officer Charley Davidson said in a release. The arrest warrant through the Sedgwick County district attorney’s office also charges Douglas with aggravated domestic battery and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police were called to a reported shooting in the area of Bluff and Vesta at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Davidson said. Officers found a 41-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to a hospital with critical injuries and remains hospitalized.

Investigators determined that the woman was in a vehicle with Douglas, who is her boyfriend. The couple got into an argument before Douglas hit her multiple times and then shot her once in the head, police said.

Douglas was paroled in September and was on intensive supervision in Sedgwick County, Kansas Department of Corrections records show. He is now listed as an absconder. His list of convictions include aggravated battery and escaping from custody.

Anyone with information on Douglas’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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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