Suspect arrested at Sedgwick County Jail in Wednesday night shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Jan. 13: Police have arrested 34-year-old Nathaniel Kester of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping in connection to Wednesday’s shooting in south Wichita. The victim is a 35-year-old man, whose injury to his leg is not life-threatening.
Wichita police say the victim and Kester were at a home when a disturbance occurred. Kester went to the backyard and fire twice from a handgun. The victim confronted Kester and was shot in the leg. Kester then forced the victim into a vehicle, where another struggle ensued and two more shots were fired. The victim got the gun away from Kester and returned inside the home.
Shortly after officers arrived on Greenwood, 911 operators received multiple calls about the victim’s vehicle, which was reported to have crashed somewhere near 2nd and Topeka. The vehicle continued to Central and Main, where it was abandoned, and Kester ran to the Sedgwick County Jail where he was arrested.
Both Kester and the victim were taken to the hospital for treatment. The victim has since been released. Kester was booked to the Sedgwick County Jail on the abovementioned charges. It is believed that drugs were a factor.
Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday night following a shooting call in south Wichita.
Officers were called to the 1800 block of S. Greenwood around 7 p.m. where they found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Police were notified that the suspect had left the scene, in what was believed to be the victim’s vehicle. After reports of bad driving and a possible wreck north of the initial scene, officers located the suspect in the vicinity of the Sedgwick County Jail. He was also taken to the hospital with injuries.
Police say the shooting occurred after an argument between people who knew each other. There is no threat to the public.
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