A Wichita man police say fatally shot a Garden City man Saturday in the Dillons parking lot has been charged with first-degree murder.
Loren Wiseman, 21, was arraigned Tuesday morning in Finney County District Court in the shooting death of 32-year-old Jeremy Pascascio. A scheduling hearing in the case was set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the basement of the Law Enforcement Center.
Wiseman’s bond was set at $900,000, and a public defender was appointed to him. The name of the public defender and the judge to preside over the case will be revealed at Thursday’s hearing, according to Finney County Attorney Susan Richmeier.
Police responded to Dillons East, 1305 E. Kansas Ave., at about 5:10 p.m. Saturday and found Pascascio lying in the parking lot with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body. Pascascio was transported to St. Catherine Hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.
Police said Wiseman and an adult woman had driven to the parking lot at Dillons East, where Pascascio approached the car and a verbal confrontation ensued. According to police, Wiseman shot Pascascio with a handgun at some point during the confrontation.
Police received information that after the shooting, the vehicle Wiseman was in was driven to the nearby Garden City Family YMCA, 1224 Center St. Officers arrested Wiseman without incident at the YMCA at about 5:20 p.m.
According to the incident report, the relationship between Pascascio and Wiseman was reported as “unknown.”
No charges have been brought against the woman in the car or anyone else, according to Garden City police Sgt. Bill Powers.