Wichita man arrested after shooting his nephew

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – A Wichita man is behind bars after police say he shot another man in the arm.

The Wichita Police Department says that Ernest Coburn, of Wichita, 63, has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal damage to property.

Police say that at approximately 8:50 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a call at an area hospital. Upon arrival, officers located a 45-year-old victim who had been shot in the arm. He was treated in hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Investigators say Coburn and his nephew argued at Coburn’s home in the 2400 block of North Beacon Hill. The victim and his girlfriend were driving away in the woman’s 2013 Buick Enclave when Coburn pulled out a pistol and began firing at the vehicle, hitting the vehicle and the male victim, according to police.

Officers say they located Coburn at his home on Beacon Hill, and he was arrested without incident.

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be submitted to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

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