Parolee fatally shot Wichita restaurant owner

Shooting scene in Wichita Thursday afternoon, Jan. 14.
Photo credit KSN News, Ryan Newton
By KNSS Radio

Authorities say a parolee rummaging through trash fatally shot the owner of a south Wichita restaurant. 

Police Capt. Jason Stephens identified Oscar Acosta, 42, of Wichita as the person shot Thursday outside of Birrieria Tito restaurant. The Wichita Eagle reports that police arrested Adrian Nicholas Zongker, 26,  a couple of blocks west of the restaurant. He was booked into Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon as well as on a state warrant in a separate case. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records show that Zongker has five prior convictions, all in Sedgwick County, for charges that include criminal possession of a firearm, battery and aggravated assault.