45-year-old Wichita man shot outside of southside Denny’s dies at hospital


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A 45-year-old Wichita man is dead following a shooting outside a southside restaurant Wednesday.

Wichita police said just after 2:30 a.m., Monzell Brocks was shot outside of the Denny’s on Harry between Hillside and Oliver. He was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment where he died of his injuries.

Police said their investigation revealed, several men and women arrived at the restaurant and sat at a table.  Brocks, who works at the restaurant, was sitting at their table and associating with the group while they were there.  As the group began to leave, Brocks went outside as well and shots were fired striking him.

Detectives are still working to learn all the details, but they recovered illegal drugs, two handguns, and shell casings during their investigation.

Police said the shooting is not believed to be a random incident. If anyone has tips on the shooting, they can 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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