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Posted: Sunday, 06 July 2014 10:30PM

UPDATE: Man Dies Following Accident with Stolen Truck

WICHITA, Kan. - A suspect, Edward Ladish, was taken into custody after two men were hurt trying to recover a stolen truck.

It happened shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday on W. MacArthur at Meridian.

Sgt. Brian Sigman says two brothers went to QuikTrip to recover their stolen truck on their own. When they confronted the suspect they started to argue and the suspect then jumped into the truck and started to drive away.

The two men then jumped onto the moving vehicle. One of brothers fell off in the QuikTrip parking lot and the other was thrown off onto Meridian. He was then ran over by the suspect in the stolen truck and sustained critical injuries.

Family members of the two brothers tell KAKE News that 25-year-old Shawn Palmer has died as a result of his injuries.

Police located the stolen truck abandoned in a field in the 4400 block of S. Meridian. However, this case has ended in tragedy.

Sgt. Sigman said, "Yesterday's deal could have been totally avoided if they just called, because like I said, we would have had officers out there in like a minute and we would have had a totally different outcome."

Palmer's family tells KAKE News that the truck was important to Shawn because it was how he earned his livelihood.

Ladish being held on a $200,000 dollar bond. He faces two counts of aggravated battery among other charges, but those charges are likely to be amended in light of Palmer's death.

He has a criminal history and had just been released from parole on June 19.

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Locations : KansasWichita
People : Brian SigmanEdward LadishShawn Palmer
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07/06/2014 10:32PM
UPDATE: Man Dies Following Accident with Stolen Truck
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07/10/2014 12:58PM
Police Blame the Victims
This is a murder not an accident. Sgt. Sigman blames a victim who tried to stop a thief. The criminal was released from parole and in only a couple of weeks has stolen a truck, assulted one man and murdered another. Ladish couldn't have hurtanyone if he had been kept in prison.
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