Citizen holds suspect at gunpoint in west Wichita crash, stabbing

Stabbing suspect Julian Gonzalez.
Stabbing suspect Julian Gonzalez.(KWCH)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 10:59 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita police arrested 38-year-old Julian Gonzalez Thursday for attempted murder after a stabbing and alleged intentional car crash this week left four people injured, including a 30-year-old man.

Officers responded to a crash and a disturbance around 6:15 p.m. at Murdock and West Street. There, several people were providing first aid to a victim. Two people attempted to subdue Gonzalez, one by driving toward him, and the other by holding Gonzalez at gunpoint until officers arrived.

The investigation revealed that Gonzalez used his vehicle to strike another vehicle driven by the 30-year-old stabbing victim. Inside the victim’s car were a 28-year-old woman, a 4-year-old girl, and a 5-year-old boy. Police said Gonzalez exited his car and began breaking the windows of the victim’s car with nun-chucks. The two adults were attempting to remove the children from the vehicle when Gonzalez began stabbing the man in the lower body.

Multiple people attempted to give commands to Gonzalez while he was held at gunpoint, and others provided first aid until officers arrived. The woman received minor lacerations from exiting the vehicle. All the victims and the suspect were taken to the hospital.