WICHITA, Kansas – A 29-year-old man is in custody following a shooting in southwest Wichita that left his 26-year-old wife dead Wednesday night. According to police arrest sheets, he has been identified as Pierre Washington.
Police responded to the shooting in the 1300 block of West 42nd Street South. The woman was found in the van. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police arrested Washington. Through interviews, they learned that the shooting actually happened at the northwest part of Watson Park. He was booked on a charge of first-degree murder, manslaughter, and domestic violence. Investigators still don’t know what led up to the shooting.
It is Wichita’s 25th murder of the year, and the fifth one this month.