Sep 23, 2021 3:00 PM

Police: Kan. man's caretaker found him stabbed to death

Posted Sep 23, 2021 3:00 PM
Shaw photo Wyandotte Co.
Shaw photo Wyandotte Co.

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal stabbing and have made an arrest.

Just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a shooting call at a home in the 100 block of North Glenn in Wichita, according to Officer Charley Davidson.  Upon arrival, officers located 67-year-old Kurt Petersen and determined he had been stabbed multiple times.  Petersen was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The investigation revealed, Petersen’s caretaker came to the home to check on him and found him lying on the kitchen floor with injuries and called 911.  James Shaw was also inside of the residence when the caretaker arrived.  Examination of evidence and interviews led to Shaw’s arrest, according to Davidson.

This was not a random incident as Shaw and Petersen were known to each other.  Additionally, Shaw has had previous felony arrests and convictions and is currently on parole through the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).  He was paroled to Wichita from Wyandotte County.