WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old Wichita man on suspicion of aggravated battery, assault, robbery and a warrant in relation to a shooting early Thursday morning near the Keeper of the Plains.
Police say Larry Triplett, III, was arrested without incident with the assistance of Kansas Highway Patrol on a stop Thursday evening on the Kansas Turnpike near Cassoday.
Around 1 a.m. Thursday, police said a 19-year-old man was shot. He was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment and remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Police said the investigation revealed the 19-year-old man and a friend were in the parking lot when a disturbance ensued with Triplett.
“A 19-year-old and friend were at a north parking lot when a disturbance ensued with a male suspect. This male pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots which struck the victim and a vehicle belonging to the victim’s friend,” said officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department. “The suspect took property from the victim and fled with some individuals in the area as well.”
Police said the shooting was not random.