Police: Man dies after a fight with family members

Wichita police (KSN file photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said a man died after an alleged fight with family members. It happened Friday night in the 10700 West Harvest. Police said the victim was identified as 36-year-old William Brett Polzin.

Homicide investigators with the Wichita Police Department were called to the scene. Family members told police that the victim was upset with his wife and job and continued to drink throughout the day and evening. Police said the victim began to fight with his mother, father, wife and punched his brother.

“During this argument, the brother after being punched, will basically tackle the victim,” said Lt. Todd Ojile, Wichita Police Department. “They will both go down on the ground. He will hold him down on the ground to get him to calm down.  According to the witnesses, being the family members, the brother is pleading for him to calm down and stop hitting individuals.”

The fight went on for one minute before the brother realized William wasn’t breathing.

“He will get off the top of him. Family members began CPR immediately,” added Lt. Ojile.

Ojile said emergency crews arrived, and the victim was pronounced dead.

The 32-year-old brother was released after the investigation and was not booked for any charges. Lt. Ojile was questioned on whether charges will be filed.

“It is a possibility.  As I said earlier, he was defending his family. Like I said, several members of the family were battered by him.”

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

 

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