Crime & Courts

Wichita police arrest murder suspect in deadly shooting at Magoos Bar and Grill

Police have arrested a murder suspect in a deadly shooting at a south Wichita bar last week.

Booking reports show a Wichita Police Department officer arrested David Norman Pressley on Saturday and booked him into the Sedgwick County Jail at around 11:47 p.m. Pressley was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, two counts of criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of drug possession and a state parole violation.

Police previously said investigators wanted to speak with Pressley, 42, about the shooting death of Damario Cooks, 29. Both men were on parole from the Kansas Department of Corrections. The Sept. 29 incident happened during a fight in a parking lot after a birthday party at Magoos Bar and Grill.

Officer Charley Davidson, a WPD spokesman, said a Crime Stoppers tip led investigators to identify Pressley as a person allegedly involved in the shooting. He was arrested without incident Saturday evening at 13th and Perry.

Prosecutors have not filed formal charges against Pressley, according to Sedgwick County District Court records.

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