Oct 21, 2021 1:00 PM

Suspect in fatal club shooting returned to Kansas to face charges

Posted Oct 21, 2021 1:00 PM
Dawson photo Sedgwick County
Dawson photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY — A Kansas felon accused in the Sept. 7 mass shooting at a Wichita night club and arrested in Arizona is back in a Kansas jail.

Keshawn Dawson, 23, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail just after 4p.m. Wednesday, according to online jail records.

On Oct. 8, U.S. Marshals arrested Dawson in Phoenix Arizona., according to officer Charley Davidson. Dawson is being held on requested charges that include murder, aggravated battery and more stemming from a shooting that killed 34-year-old Preston Spencer and injured six others with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sept. 7, officers responded to a shooting call at the Enigma Club, 351 N. Mosely.  Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims that were all transported to an area hospital for medical treatment.  The investigation revealed Dawson got into a disturbance earlier inside the club and was forced to leave.  Dawson returned a short time later and fired multiple rounds with a handgun through windows into the club from the outside, striking the victims.

In addition, Dawson had active felony Sedgwick County warrants and was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous felony convictions, according to Davidson.