UPDATE: Dawson charged with first-degree murder, more, in first court appearance

Keshawn Dawson
Keshawn Dawson(Sedgwick County)
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 7:06 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Oct. 22: Dawson made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon. He was charged with first-degree intentional murder, first-degree murder in the commission of a felony, six counts of aggravated battery and criminal discharge of a firearm.

Dawson, who was also charged in separate cases with weapons and drug charges, is being held on $5 million bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 4.

Keshawn Dawson, accused in the Enigma club shooting that killed Preston Spencer and wounded six others, has been extradited from Arizona and booked in jail on 11 counts, including first-degree murder.

Dawson was the subject of a manhunt after escaping the scene of the shooting that happened in the early-morning hours of Sept. 7. After a month on the run, Dawson was arrested on Oct. 8 in Arizona, where he was awaiting extradition back to Kansas.

Among the charges Dawson is facing are six counts of aggravated battery, criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

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