Sep 16, 2021 1:00 AM

Man charged in fatal Kansas drive-by shooting

Posted Sep 16, 2021 1:00 AM
MANZANO-LEGARDA
MANZANO-LEGARDA

SEDGWICK COUNTY— A Kansas man accused in a fatal drive-by shooting made his first court appearance Tuesday.

Jesus Manzano-Legarda, 21 of Wichita, is charged with 1st degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

Just after 12a.m. Friday, police booked  Manzano-Legarda into the Sedgwick County Jail on requested charges first degree murder in connection with the  fatal shooting of 23-year-old Jacquez Carter of Wichita.

Just after 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 police responded to an injury accident at Harry and Washington regarding a vehicle that hit a pole, according to Office Trevor Macy.

Upon arrival, officers located a white Chevy Monte Carlo that was wrecked and occupied by 23-year-old Jacquez Carter of Wichita who had been shot.

Police at the scene of the fatal shooting investigation-photo courtesy KWCH
Police at the scene of the fatal shooting investigation-photo courtesy KWCH

First responders removed Carter from the vehicle, performed life-saving measures were but he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Investigators learned Carter was driving eastbound on Harry Street stopped at Topeka Street in the inside lane at the red light. While stopped, a white SUV pulled into the oncoming lanes beside Carter and a passenger believed to be Manzano-Legarda fired multiple times at Carter, striking him and his vehicle.

The white SUV then fled the scene. Carter began driving eastbound on Harry and lost control of the vehicle at Harry and Meade, struck a light pole and a utility pole at Harry and Washington.

Police arrested and booked Manzano-Legarda Friday. He is scheduled for court again Sept. 23.  He is being held on a bond of $500,000, according to the district attorney's office.

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SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that fatally injured 23-year-old Jacquez Carter of Wichita.

Just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to an injury accident at Harry and Washington regarding a vehicle that hit a pole, according to Office Trevor Macy.

Upon arrival, officers located a white Chevy Monte Carlo that was wrecked and occupied by Carter who had been shot.

First responders removed Carter from the vehicle, performed life-saving measures were but he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Investigators learned Carter was driving eastbound on Harry Street stopped at Topeka Street in the inside lane at the red light. While stopped, a white SUV pulled into the oncoming lanes beside Carter and a passenger fired multiple times at Carter, striking him and his vehicle.

The white SUV then fled the scene. Carter began driving eastbound on Harry and lost control of the vehicle at Harry and Meade, struck a light pole and a utility pole at Harry and Washington.

This is not believed to be a random incident, according to Macy. Police have not identified a suspect.