Sep 30, 2022

Man with concealed carry firearm held Kan. suspect for police

Posted Sep 30, 2022 12:00 AM
GONZALEZ-photo Sedgwick County
GONZALEZ-photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a stabbing and have a suspect in custody.

Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, police were dispatched to a vehicle accident with a disturbance at Murdock and West Street in Wichita, according to Officer Chad Ditch. 

At the scene, officers locate several citizens providing first aid to the victim. Two citizens played a vital role by putting themselves in harm’s way to subdue the suspect which allowed other witnesses to render aid.

One witness utilized her vehicle by driving it toward the suspect identified as 38-year-old Julian Gonzalez resulting in the suspect disengaging. Another witness who was carrying a concealed firearm held the Gonzalez at gunpoint until officers arrived on the scene.

Investigators learned Gonzalez intentionally used his white 2010 Hyundai Elantra to strike a gray 2018 Chevrolet Cruz, driven by the victim. The Chevy Cruz also had a 28-yearold woman, a 4-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy in the car.

Gonzalez then exited his vehicle and began breaking the Chevy windows out with nun-chucks. The adult victims were getting the juvenile victims out of the vehicle when Gonzalez began stabbing the 30-year-old man in the lower body, according to Ditch.

A few citizens gave commands at gunpoint to Gonzalez to stop and other citizens provided first aid to the victim until officers arrived. The adult female victim received minor lacerations from exiting the vehicle. All victims and the suspect were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Police arrested Gonzalez on requested charges of attempted murder, according to Ditch.