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Two suspects in Wichita homicide arrested in western Kansas

June 03, 2011|By Chris Durden | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
  • Wichita Police search for suspects in a deadly double shooting. They may be driving a red Mazda pick-up similar to this one.
Courtesy: Wichita Police Dept.

(WICHITA, Kan.) — Update June 3, 2011

Police have arrested the two suspects in a Tuesday evening homicide in west Wichita. 37-year-old Shannon Hutchinson and 33-year-old Amy Newell were arrested Thursday afternoon in Norton County, about 40 miles north of Wakeeneey.

A woman who lives in Edmond, called 9-1-1 to report a home being burglarized.  She told authorities she recognized Newell after seeing her picture in the news. 

Norton Co. Sheriff's officers got there and made the arrests without incident. Authorities also found the red Mazda pickup they were looking for.  Both are expected to be brought to Sedgwick County later Friday afternoon, to face murder charges in the drug-related shooting earlier this week.

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Update, June 1

Police say a botched meth drug deal at 13th and West Street Tuesday led to a deadly double-shooting.

Police say 24-year-old John Delgado died overnight, the other person who was shot is still in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for two suspects in a red 1996 Mazda Pickup with Kansas tags 656BBO, 37-year-old Shannon Hutchinson and 33-year-old Amy Newell.

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Original Story, May 31

Paramedics take two people to a Wichita hospital after a shooting Tuesday night. One of the victims, a 35-year-old man, was hit in the head. Another 35-year-old man was shot in the arm.

Police found the two men in a Ford Taurus when they arrived on the scene near 13th and West around 8:30pm.

Both victims were taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis. The shooting happened in parking lot of Villa West Apartments.

Police believe the suspect is in a small, red, single cab, Ford or Mazda, Ranger-size truck. No arrests have been made.

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