Great Bend Police arrested Tucker J. Trevino Tuesday night on charges of attempted first degree murder and aggravated battery in connection with a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
According to Chief David Bailey, GBPD officers were dispatched to the University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus at approximately 7:12 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a gunshot wound.
Upon arrival officers found a male, later identified as 19 year-old Ken Rodriquez, who was brought into the hospital with a gunshot wound to his shoulder area. Hospital staff provided life-saving medical care to the victim.
Through their investigation, GBPD detectives learned that the shooting incident occurred at an apartment located in the 5900 block of Eisenhower Ave. Detectives sought a search warrant for the residence. Detectives also learned that the victim was driven to the hospital by a friend of the victim. The victim was treated and transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for further treatment.
Through their investigation, GBPD detectives identified a person of interest. Barton County Communications Center then broadcast an attempt to locate for Trevino. Later in the evening, Trevino spoke with the GBPD detectives, and was arrested and booked into the Barton County Detention Center on charges of aggravated battery in lieu of bond.
Detectives located and recovered a weapon in the 1700 block of Hubbard related to this incident which, detectives discovered had been reported stolen a few weeks ago from a Great Bend residence.
The investigation into the incident continues. Anyone with information in reference to this incident or any other criminal activity is asked to call the Great Bend Police Department 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers 620-792-1300.