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Man charged with endangering boy commits suicide

Man charged with endangering boy commits suicide

By Marc LaVoie. CREATED Jan 14, 2014

The man who was accused of injuring a 10-year-old boy during a game of quick-draw with a loaded gun has taken his own life.

Wichita police say the 70-year-old man's body was discovered in the yard outside his home Monday evening in the 5800 block of E. Kinkaid. A neighbor found him with a gunshot wound to the head.

Evidence shows it was suicide, said Wichita Police Lt. Doug Nolte.

Last weekend, the little boy was treated and released from a hospital for a minor graze wound from a .22 round that accidentally went off.