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Man arrested in connection to Tuesday morning deadly shooting

Christian Wohlford was arrested for second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Hutchens.
Christian Wohlford was arrested for second-degree murder in the death of Jeremy Hutchens.(Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 5:57 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection to a shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning.

Christian Wohlford was arrested on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, and criminal firearm possession.

Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a shooting in the 500 block of North Edwards where they found Jeremy Hutchens, 42, with gunshot wounds to his upper body in a white Nissan Xterra. Hutchens died on the scene after EMS and fire attempted life-saving measures. Hutchens was accompanied by a female acquaintance.

According to WPD, Hutchens met with Wohlford for a property transaction when a disturbance occurred and Wohlford shot at Hutchens and a 28-year-old woman who was also in the Xterra. She was not injured.

Wohlford had past felony convictions and is on parole through the Department of Corrections, according to WPD.

One person dead in a shooting at Newell and Edwards
One person dead in a shooting at Newell and Edwards(KWCH)

Wichita police are on the scene of a fatal shooting in W. Wichita.

Emergency crews were called to the scene near Newell and Edwards around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. There, they found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body inside a vehicle. EMS attempted life-saving measures, but he died at the scene.

Police say a woman was with him. They are talking with her and working to determine what led up to the shooting.

No one has been arrested, but police say this was not a random incident.

Police are checking the street for evidence and asking neighbors who may have surveillance video of the area.

Authorities are not sure if this is connected with any of the other recent shootings in Wichita.

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