Wichita police arrest suspect accused of fatally shooting man inside car

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A 23-year-old Wichita man is dead following a shooting in south Wichita Wednesday, and on Friday morning, KSN News has learned an alleged suspect has been arrested.

According to Capt. Wendell Nicholson from the Wichita Police Department, a call came in around 5:30 p.m. about a crash near the intersection of Harry and Washington. It was later determined to be a shooting.

Police identified the victim as Jacquez Carter. When officers arrived, they found a wrecked Chevy Monte Carlo that Carter occupied. He had been shot. Police removed him and started life-saving measures, but he died.

On Thursday, police said they learned through their investigation that Carter was driving eastbound on Harry stopped at Topeka in the inside lane at the red light. While stopped, a white SUV pulled into the oncoming lanes beside Carter, and a passenger fired multiple times at Carter, striking him and his vehicle. The white SUV then fled the scene. Initially, witnesses reported that a black truck was involved.

On Friday, Sedgwick County Jail booking records show 21-year-old Jesus A. Manzano-Legarda was allegedly booked on suspicion of first-degree murder and contempt of court.

Jesus A. Manzano-Legarda

Police said the shooting is not believed to be a random incident.

If you have any information, call detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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