Wichita police: 3rd person dies of fentanyl overdose, 1 still critical
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: A third person has died from a fentanyl overdose after being found at a homeless camp in south Wichita. The Wichita Police Department identified the man as 31-year-old Cody Maxey.
Police were called to the 2900 hundred block of South Washington around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. They found Maxey, 20-year-old Stevie Metts, 35-year-old Brandon Randall and a 41-year-old woman unresponsive and unconscious.
Metts and Randall were pronounced dead on the scene. Maxey and the 41-year-old woman were taken to the hospital in grave condition.
On Wednesday, police said Maxey died at the hospital, and the woman remains in critical condition.
The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating two fentanyl overdose deaths that happened Sunday morning.
Officers were dispatched to an overdose call around 8:30 a.m. in the 2900 hundred block of South Washington. They arrived to find the bodies of 20-year-old Stevie Metts (a woman) and a 35-year-old man, both of Wichita, in an unhoused encampment. Both were unresponsive and unconscious. They died on the scene. A 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were also located nearby unresponsive and unconscious. They were transported to a local hospital in grave condition, police said.
“The investigation is still in its preliminary stages, however, we believe this to be a case of fentanyl poisoning,” said the Wichita Police Department in a release. “The Wichita Police Department wants to continue reminding the community to only take prescription pills given to you by a Doctor.”
If you know anything about the case, you’re asked call investigators at 316-268-4407, Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111, or the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282.
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