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Arrest made in weekend stabbing of 22-year-old woman

The Wichita Police Department shared surveillance photos of a man suspected of stabbing a woman...
The Wichita Police Department shared surveillance photos of a man suspected of stabbing a woman Sunday night, Nov. 21 in downtown Wichita.(Wichita Police Department)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 6:15 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Nov. 23: The Wichita Police Department arrested 27-year-old Jeffery Elam in connection to the aggravated battery incident that injured a 22-year-old woman from Wichita. Elam was arrested for several active warrants.

At around midnight Monday, officers responded to a stabbing in the 100 block of North St. Francis. Upon their arrival, they located the victim with a stab wound to her abdomen area. EMS transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation revealed the victim was walking to her vehicle and was approached and stabbed by Elam, who fled northbound through the alley. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, a WPD Officer located and arrested Elam near of Broadway and Central.

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

The Wichita Police Department reached out to the public Monday evening in connection with an overnight stabbing in downtown Wichita that left a 22-year-old woman injured. Police said the reported aggravated battery incident happened late Sunday night.

At about midnight, WPD officers responded to a stabbing in the 100 block of North St. Francis. When officers arrived, they found a 22-year-old woman with a stab wound to her abdomen. An ambulance took her to a local hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

“The investigation revealed the victim was walking to her vehicle and was approached and stabbed by a suspect, who fled northbound through the alley,” police said.

Anyone with information on a possible suspect or what happened should call the WPD Investigation Section at 316-268- 4407 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, See Something Say Something 316 519-2282.

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