Crime of the Week

Wichita police seek suspect in shooting near southeast Wichita diner

The crime

About 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, Wichita police were clearing the parking lot at J.J.’s Diner, 7038 E. Lincoln, when a man started shooting a handgun nearby. He hit a young man in his ankle; the injury was non-life-threatening. Officers chased the suspect but didn’t find him.

The suspect is a thin black man in his 20s and of medium height. He was wearing a white and red shirt and blue jeans. White covered about a fourth of the upper portion of his shirt.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this shooting or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1532

Department case number: 15C050187

Lead detective: Det. Molde, Wichita Police Department