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On November 9, 2019 at 5:22 pm officers with the Hutchinson Police Department were dispatched to 17th and Ring Road reference to a shooting.
Officers contacted Darin Rodriguez HM/54 of Hutchinson who had a gunshot wound to his groin. The investigation revealed that an argument took place between Rodriguez and the occupants of another car while they were both stopped in traffic on Ring Road just south of 17th Avenue. Rodriguez exited the passenger side on a vehicle he was riding in. He left his door open as he confronted the occupants of the other vehicle.
A rear seat passenger in the other vehicle identified as Deante Jones BM/20 of Kansas City, discharged a firearm one time striking Rodriguez in the groin. The bullet went through the open door of the vehicle Rodriguez got out of, ricocheted off the interior and struck the driver Paula Thomas HF/74 of Hutchinson on her upper right leg. Thomas received a graze from the bullet. Rodriguez and Thomas were both transported to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released.
Deante Jones BM/20, Kansas City, MO, was arrested for 1) Aggravated Battery X2 and is being held on a $20,000 bond.