Man arrested in connection to shooting that killed driver in SE Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 - Wichita Police have made an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting and crash at Harry and Washington.
Police arrested Jesus Manzano-Legarda for first-degree murder in connection to the shooting.
Wednesday, police said Jacquez Carter was on Harry when another vehicle pulled up beside him and fire multiple shots into Carter’s vehicle. They then fled the scene and Carter began driving on Harry, but lost control of his vehicle and crashed at Harry and Washington.
He died at the scene.
The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.
Update: The Wichita Police investigation revealed Jacquez Carter was driving eastbound on Harry, stopped at Topeka in the inside lane at the red light. While Carter was stopped, a white SUV pulled into the oncoming lanes beside Carter and a passenger fired multiple times at Carter, striking him and his vehicle. The white SUV then fled the scene.
Carter began driving eastbound on Harry and lost control of the vehicle at Harry and Meade; his vehicle struck a light pole and a utility pole at Harry and Washington.
Police said this is not believed to be a random incident.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information on this case, please call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.
Wichita police are looking for a black truck they say is connected with a deadly shooting in southeast Wichita. At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of Harry and Washington. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.
Witnesses said that man was involved in a disturbance with at least one person in a black, newer model truck. Police said a passenger in that truck shot the man. The man then continued driving eastbound on Harry before crashing his vehicle into a telephone pole. That man died at the scene, police said.
By about 8:30 p.m., traffic in the area of Harry and Washington reopened.
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