Police identify victim in Wichita’s latest murder

Crime

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Police Department has identified Michael Montgomery, 34, of Wichita as the victim of a murder Wednesday in the 900 block of North Oliver.

They started their investigation before they found his body.

Around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, a citizen called 911 about a man lying face down in the middle of the street at 13th and Oliver.

Police officers arrived and found 39-year-old Jason Payne of Wichita in need of medical help. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and then released.

While police were investigating what happened to Payne, they learned of another Montgomery possibly injured at a home in the 900 block of North Oliver.

They went to check on the him and found him unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say he is Payne’s cousin.

Investigators say they learned that a physical disturbance happened at the home. Police say Payne pulled out a knife and stabbed Montgomery multiple times.

Officers arrested Payne on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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