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Police: Fatal Wichita shooting may have been self-defense

September 27, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man who was fatally shot was demanding money from the shooter after a road rage confrontation.

Lt. Todd Ojile says 23-year-old Jose DeLeon was shot to death Wednesday night after DeLeon and an 18-year-old step-brother pulled in front of a truck. He says DeLeon got out of his vehicle and began demanding money from the 39-year-old male driver of the truck.

The Wichita Eagle reports Ojile says after a brief verbal confrontation, DeLeon began smashing the truck’s back window with a golf club.

Ojile says the driver of the truck then shot DeLeon with a handgun and called police. The truck driver stayed on scene and was interviewed by police.

The Sedgwick County District Attorney will decide if the shooter will be charged.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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