Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Department of Revenue employee in Wichita, Kansas (all times local):

3:55 p.m.

The Kansas Department of Revenue says the man accused of shooting a seizure agent at its office in Wichita has two tax warrants totaling almost $400,000 related to his construction business.

Police have identified the suspect as 51-year-old Ricky Wirths of Wichita. He is accused of shooting Cortney Holloway at the office in Wichita on Tuesday afternoon. Holloway is in stable condition.

The tax warrants were filed in June against Wirths and his company Rick Wirths Construction.

One warrant is for $196,455.46 in unpaid sales tax. The other against his company amounts to $198,250.02 in unpaid consumers compensating use tax, which is for merchandise purchased outside the state for use in Kansas.

Revenue Secretary Sam Williams says in a news release that asset seizure is the “very last resort,” and agents work with the taxpayer to try to set up payment plans.

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11:25 a.m.

Court records show the man accused of shooting a seizure agent at the Kansas Department of Revenue owed almost $200,000 in unpaid sales taxes related to his construction business.

Police have identified the suspect as 51-year-old Ricky Wirths of Wichita. He is accused of shooting Cortney Holloway at the office in Wichita on Tuesday afternoon. Holloway is in stable condition.

A tax warrant for $196,455.36 filed in June against Wirths in Sedgwick County District Court shows he was doing business as Rick Wirths Construction.

The unpaid taxes are for the tax periods spanning June 2012 to July 2015.

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10:35 a.m.

Wichita police say the suspect in a shooting at a Kansas Department of Revenue office asked for his victim by name before opening fire.

Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson says 51-year-old Ricky Wirths, of Wichita, entered the office Tuesday afternoon and asked to see tax seizure agent Cortney Holloway.

Holloway was involved in an agency investigation of Wirths. Davidson says while the two men were discussing the case, Wirths pulled out a gun and shot Holloway, then fled in a pickup.

Wirths was arrested a short time later close to his home.

Holloway is in stable condition Wednesday morning.

Tax records indicate Wirths owes $196,455.36 for four tax periods spanning 2012 to 2015.

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This item has been corrected to show the victim’s name is Cortney Holloway, not Ricky.

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7:45 a.m.

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