Man charged in Wichita mass shooting that killed 1, injured 6

Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 12:04:16-04

WICHITA, Kan. — A suspect in a shooting at a Wichita club that killed one and injured six others has been charged with first-degree murder after being extradited from Arizona.

Keshawn Dawson made his first court appearance Thursday in Sedgwick County after being returned to Kansas on Wednesday.

He was charged with first-degree intentional murder, first-degree murder in the commission of a felony, six counts of aggravated battery and criminal discharge of a firearm, KWCH-TV reported.

Dawson also faces weapons and drug charges in separate cases. He is being held on $5 million bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 4.

Police said Dawson was kicked out of the Enigma Club & Lounge on Sept. 7. He returned with a gun and began firing into the building, killing 34-year-old Preston Spencer and wounding six others.

He fled and was arrested in Arizona on Oct. 8.

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