WPD arrests TX murder suspect in W. Wichita chase
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -The Wichita Police Department (WPD) confirmed a Texas murder suspect is in custody after a west Wichita police chase, Saturday.
WPD said it received information from the Robinson Police Department, a small department near Waco. It told WPD it believed the suspect may be in the Wichita area.
Officers began a vehicle pursuit in west Wichita around 7 p.m. after the suspects vehicle hit on the WPD FLOCK system. Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle and a chase ensued.
The suspect wrecked, hitting multiple cars at the intersection of 13th and Tyler. The department said no one was injured. One police vehicle was also hit during the pursuit.
WPD said the man then ran from the vehicle towards the Dillon’s. WPD said officers quickly apprehended the suspect.
12 News talked with a woman who was inside the store at the time.
“I just heard the sirens outside and I heard somebody come running in and I thought maybe he was just being funny. You hear sirens come running in, nope. Here comes all the cops running behind him, ‘Everybody get out! Homicide suspect!’ So, yeah, we all took off running. Leave your groceries, go, go.”
WPD said the suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a possible overdose while in the Dillon’s.
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