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Suspect arrested in Wednesday night KCK shooting, kidnapping

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Posted at 7:38 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 17:27:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, 4 p.m., May 28 | Police say they arrested Matthew Walker without incident Thursday.

The victim in the shooting remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE, May 28 | Candi Hunter has been located and is safe.

ORIGINAL STORY, May 27 | Gunfire critically wounded a man Wednesday night and the suspected shooter might have forced a woman to drive him from the crime scene.

Kansas City, Kansas, police officers found the victim, a man in his 40s, in the parking lot of a motel in the 4700 block of State Avenue.

The person of interest in the shooting and carjacking is Matthew R. Walker, also known as "Love.''

Walker is 38-years-old, 6'1" tall and weighs 260 pounds.

Police said he is armed and dangerous.

The woman who police believe was forced at gunpoint to drive Walker from the motel is Candi Hunter, 33.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, according to KCKPD.