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Man arrested for murder in deadly shooting outside S. Wichita restaurant

Wichita police responded to a shooting Thursday afternoon at Hydraulic and Wassell.
Wichita police responded to a shooting Thursday afternoon at Hydraulic and Wassell.(KWCH)
Published: Jan. 14, 2021 at 2:32 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita Police have arrested Adrian Zongker, a KDOC parolee, in connection with a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon outside a restaurant in south Wichita.

Zongker was arrested for first-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police also identified the victim of Thursday’s shooting as 42-year-old Oscar Acosta. Acosta was the owner of the restaurant.

Police said Zongker was previously looking through the trash at the restaurant for an item he thought he had lost. Employees of the restaurant asked Zongker to look through the trash outside.

Zongker then dumped the trash on the ground outside, prompting an employee to go outside to talk to Zongker about the trash. A disturbance then ensued and Acosta went outside, he was then shot in the torso.

Zongker fled the scene on foot and was arrested at Salome and Pawnee.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office.

A man is dead after a shooting and disturbance in south Wichita.

Officers were called to the shooting scene around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. They arrived in the area of Hydraulic and Wassall and found a man dead inside a restaurant. Police said some sort of disturbance led up to the shooting. They don’t know if the victim and suspect knew one another.

Officers located the suspect in the area soon after and made an arrest without any issues.

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