A manhunt that resulted in a school lockdown ended with an arrest Oct. 4.
Gabriel Gordon, 19, Wichita allegedly committed a theft, taking a rifle from a home in the 800 block of SE Second. He was seen walking near Slate Creek Elementary with the rifle, which caused police to issue a lockdown at 2:27 p.m.
Gordon was taken into custody in the 900 Block of E. Fourth, though he did not have the weapon when law enforcement arrested him. He was arrested on charges of theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The rifle has not yet been found.
"We are searching for the rifle," said Lt. Scott Powell. "We want to find the gun before a kid does."
Powell told the Kansan Gordon attempted to help investigators find the weapon but he could not remember where it was hidden. Powell encouraged anyone who finds the weapon to call 911.