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A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal possession of a firearm after an apparent accidental shooting in which a 3-year-old Wichita boy died on Tuesday night, police said.
Jahmez Hunt, 3, had retrieved the gun from cabinets above the refrigerator at their home at 525 E. Lincoln just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when he accidentally shot himself in the chest, Lt. Jeff Gilmore said.
Jahmez died a short time later while undergoing surgery at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Gilmore said.
The intruder woke her in her bedroom early on a recent Sunday morning. He had a gun, he told her, and he forced her to do what he wanted.
When he finally left, the 56-year-old woman reported the rape to police. Her case stands out for two reasons:
Rapes committed by perpetrators unknown to the victim account for less than 10 percent of all cases, local crime statistics show.
Wichita has a new domestic violence prevention and education website to help victims and create awareness in the community.
DVFreeWichita.org is the website introduced Monday by the Wichita Crime Commission.
“There are many resources in our area and statewide to help victims of domestic violence,” Gordon Bassham, executive director of the commission, said in a statement. “When a victim needs help immediately, there is little time to search the Web to track down where to go or who to call.”
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