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Man arrested after deadly stabbing west of downtown Wichita

Wichita police are investigating a man's death after they say he was found with traumatic...
Wichita police are investigating a man's death after they say he was found with traumatic injuries in a home west of downtown.(KWCH)
Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 8:43 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Police Department (WPD) arrested 60-year-old James Shaw of Wichita for second-degree murder.

Around 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to an emergency call at a home in the 100 block of North Glenn. They arrived and found a 67-year-old man with multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Wednesday, police identified that man as Kurt Petersen.

The investigation revealed Petersen’s caretaker came to the home to check on him and found him lying on the kitchen floor with injuries and called 911. Shaw was also inside of the residence when the caretaker arrived. After examining the evidence and conducting interviews, police arrested Shaw.

Police said this was not a random incident and that Shaw and the victim knew one another. Additionally, Shaw has had previous felony arrests and convictions and is currently on parole through the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). He was paroled to Wichita from Wyandotte County.

Wichita police arrested 60-year-old James Shaw in connection with the deadly stabbing of...
Wichita police arrested 60-year-old James Shaw in connection with the deadly stabbing of 67-year-old Kurt Petersen.(Kansas Department of Corrections)

The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

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