Wichita man sentenced to 24 years after 2017 deadly shooting

WICHITA, Kan. A Sedgwick County District Court judge Wednesday sentenced a Wichita man to 24 years in prison after a deadly shooting two years ago in south Wichita.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says 33-year-old Jimmy Suttle faces the sentencing after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Feb. 1 in connection with the May 14, 2017 shooting death of 52-year-old Leonard Childers.

The district attorney's office says, "the shooting was the result of harsh words between Childers and Jimmy Suttle, Sr."

Prosecutors gave the following account of what led up to the shooting:

"Mr. Childers told the elder Suttle to get off his lawn. Witnesses say Suttle responded with a derogatory slur. Mr. Childers and Mr. Suttle then argued further. A short time later, Suttle Jr. approached Mr. Childers with a gun and fired twice. One bullet struck Mr. Childers in the abdomen."