Man Suspected of Wounding Kansas Woman Arrested in Texas

Howard Erker via Oakland Museum of California. Gift of BANG newspapers.

A suspect in a Kansas shooting that left a woman in critical condition has been arrested in an area south of Dallas.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that the Hill County, Texas, Sheriff's Department arrested 34-year-old Eric James Cravey, of Pittsburg, Kansas, around 3 a.m. Wednesday. He's being held on an attempted murder warrant for allegedly shooting Vanessa Rae McWhirt Martin after an argument. She was found Saturday lying in the driveway of a vacant residence in Pittsburg suffering from an abdominal wound.

She was rushed to a Pittsburg hospital in critical condition and then transferred to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police in Pittsburg expressed thanks in a news release for the tips that led to Cravey's capture. He'll face extradition proceedings in coming days.

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