Police: Fatal Wichita shooting may have been self-defense
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.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com