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Police:  Arrest made in Wichita homicide

February 04, 2019 - 10:34 pm

An arrest has been made in Wichita's first homicide of the year.  Jose Fortiz was arrested late Monday afternoon on charges of 1st degree murder and an outstanding warrant.

The shooting happened at around 11:40 p.m. on Saturday night behind a night club in the 1900 block of south Hydraulic, near Mt. Vernon.

Police say Fortiz got into a fight with Anthony Slaughter, 22.  When officers arrived they found Slaughter in the street with a gunshot wound to his body.  He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Investigators say during a disturbance, Fortiz fired multiple shots from a handgun, striking Slaughter.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators will present the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

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