Police release video of suspect who allegedly stabbed Wichita woman multiple times

Crime

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police on Tuesday released a video of a suspect who allegedly stabbed a 28-year-old woman multiple times Monday.

The stabbing happened near 17th and Doreen just before noon. The woman was standing near her vehicle when she was stabbed in front of her home. Police tell KSN News the attack was random.

“She was approached by a male suspect who began to stab her multiple times,” said officer Paul Cruz, Wichita Police Department spokesman. “This is a dangerous individual. We want to locate him immediately. This is why we are releasing the video.”

Police said neighbors contacted police after the woman was stabbed. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

“We were contacted by neighbors. Don’t know what they saw or what they were able to provide to investigators,” said officer Cruz.

Right now, police are searching for a man in his 40s. He has a thin build, brown hair and a scruffy beard. He was wearing a white shirt and dark pants. He left the scene heading west on 17th Street.

Dozens of officers spent the morning and early afternoon on Tuesday combing the neighborhood for answers and potential witnesses.

In the surveillance video, you can see the suspect running from the scene of the crime, taking off one of his shirts and putting it in the storm drain. He then drops something, picks it back up and takes off running.

Neighbors said they are scared and hoping investigators will soon find the suspect.

“If he’s out there, you know you did wrong,” said Ruth Garza, neighbor. “Pay the consequences. You could have easily killed [her] and that’s not right.”

Many of the neighbors said they often walk to work or leave their doors unlocked, but after this stabbing, they will rethink doing those things.

“We’ve lived here for 12 years and used to sleep with our door open,” said Garza. “Now, it’s double lock and everything.”

“If you live in the area where the incident occurred and you have video and detectives haven’t contacted you, we want you to call,” said officer Cruz.

If you know anything about the crime, you are asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111. You can also call detectives at (316) 268-4407 or the See Something Say Something hotline at (316) 519-2282.

ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Video of suspect

Please take a look at this video reference yesterdays stabbing in 7400 block of East 17th Street. If you know who this suspect is please call Det. Moses at 268-4407, if you want to remain anonymous you can call the See Something, Say Something Hotline at 519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery case. At approximately 12:00 p.m., Monday September 23, officers responded a call of a cutting in the 7400 block of East 17th Street North. The investigation revealed the 28-year-old victim was standing by her vehicle in the private driver of her residence. She was approached by an unknown male suspect who began to stab her multiple times causing serious injuries. The suspect walked west on 17th street and left the area on foot. The victim was transported to an area hospital and remains in serious but stable condition. The relationship between the victim and suspect has not been determined. The case number is 19C062122.Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Moses at 268-440, if you want to remain anonymous you can call the See Something, Say Something Hotline at 519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

Posted by Wichita Police Department on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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Posted by Wichita Police Department on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Media briefing regarding the stabbing near Doreen and 17th Street North.

Posted by Wichita Police Department on Monday, September 23, 2019

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