SEDGWICK COUNTY —The search continues for the suspect accused in the nightclub shooting in Wichita that killed one man and injured five women.
During a Wednesday afternoon news conference, members of the community including Wichita Vice Mayor Brandon Johnson asked the suspect 22-year-old Keshawn Dawson to turn himself in. Wichita Police Captain Jason Stephens said authorities do not know where Dawson is in hiding. Police have received information that suggests he may be in south Wichita, according to Stephens. There is a reward of up to $2500 through Crime Stoppers for information in the case that leads to an arrest.
Police say Dawson is armed and dangerous. He was released from prison in December of 2020 after serving time for weapons violations.
Just after 12:30 a.m. Sept. 7, police responded to a shooting call at the Enigma Club, 351 N. Mosley in Wichita. Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims. They were all transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. One victim identified as 34-year-old Preston Spencer of Wichita died from his injuries. Friends and family held his memorial service on Monday.
The other victims, all women ages, 22, Two age 24, 28 and 40, received non life-threatening injuries, according to Stephens. Most of the injuries were to the legs. One had an injury to an arm and her lower back. All of the women are expected to survive.
The investigation revealed a male suspect identified as Dawson got into a disturbance earlier inside the club and was made to leave. Dawson returned a short time later and fired multiple rounds with a handgun through windows into the club from the outside, striking the victims.
Anyone with information on Dawson is asked to call 911.