AP: Man arrested in New Year’s party fatal shooting in Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. — Police have arrested a man on suspicion of fatally shooting another man during a New Year’s party in Wichita.

Television station KAKE reports that 22-year-old Deajuan Smith, of Wichita, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the Jan. 1 death of 26-year-old Nicholas Sims. Police say Sims was at a party attended by about 50 people when he was shot around 4 a.m. Jan. 1. Sims died at the scene. Police said Sims and Smith had argued at the party before taking the argument outside.

Police say that’s when Smith shot Sims.


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