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Woman pleads guilty in 2020 shooting death of Wichita man


November 17, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2020 shooting death of a Wichita man in a deal with prosecutors.

Amber Ahrens, 42, of Wichita, also pleaded guilty Tuesday to criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, television station KAKE reported. Prosecutors had earlier charged Aherns with those counts, as well as possession with intent to distribute opiates.

Police have said the shooting happened June 17, 2020, when officers responded to a report of a fight with shots fired at a northeastern Wichita home. Arriving officers found 53-year-old David Leddy in front of the home with a fatal gunshot wound.

Police said Ahrens' 19-year-old son had been involved in a fight with Leddy earlier in the day. Ahrens and three friends later arrived at the home, and Leddy was shot.

Ahrens is set to be sentenced on Feb. 3.


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