Suspect arrested in weekend Hutchinson homicide

Leo Lamont, 19, was arrested Sunday for second-degree murder regarding the death of Kenneth Thompson, 24, on June 24. Photo courtesy Hutchinson Police Department
Leo Lamont Wells, 19, is a person of interest in the June 24 Hutchinson shooting. Photo Courtesy Hutchinson Police Department

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – UPDATE: Leo Lamont Wells turned himself into the Hutchinson Law Enforcement Center Sunday.

Wells was arrested for murder in the second degree and is in the custody of the Reno County Sheriff’s Office with a $350,000 bond.

The murder investigation of 24-year-old Kenneth Thompson is still ongoing.

One man is dead after a shooting in the early morning hours Saturday.

The shooting happened in the 100 block of S. Elm Street.

According to the Hutchinson Police Department 24-year-old Kenneth Thompson was found by police officers lying in the street with a gunshot wound. Thompson was transported to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Authorities said Leo Lamont Wells, 19, is a person of interest in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Reno County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, the Hutchinson Police Department at 620-694-2816, or Detective Loepp at 620-694-2829.


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