Police identify victim, arrest suspect in Saturday homicide


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Police have identified the victim in a deadly shooting in south Wichita.

The shooting occurred around 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of South Main.

 Carver K. Soliman

John Buess-Wheeler, 24, of Augusta was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

A 25-year-old man was shot once in the arm and drove himself to the hospital. Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

Police said there a fight between the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Carver K. Soliman, and the two victims. During the fight, Soliman allegedly fired his weapon striking Buess-Wheeler and the 25-year-old victim in the arm.

The Wichita Police Department arrested Soliman on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Police say the shooting was believed to be drug-related.


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