Dodge City police are asking prosecutors to charge a man who allegedly shot two women and attempted to shoot a man with three counts of attempted second-degree murder, Police Chief Craig Mellecker said Tuesday.


     Dodge City police are asking prosecutors to charge a man who allegedly shot two women and attempted to shoot a man with three counts of attempted second-degree murder, Police Chief Craig Mellecker said Tuesday.
     Police have also requested charges of aggravated child endangerment against the 63-year-old Dodge City man, whose name will not be released until formal charges are filed.
     The suspect will likely make his first court appearance today in Ford County District Court.
     The story began Monday evening, when officers from the police department, the Ford County Sheriff's Office, the Dodge City Fire Department and Ford County Fire and EMS were dispatched to 3208 Louise Ave. to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they learned that Dodge City residents Barbara Hileman, 64, and Amanda Hileman, 26, had been shot.
     The suspect also tried to shoot Dodge City resident Willis Hileman, 35, but missed.
     A 4-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl were inside the house when the shooting occurred, but neither of them were hurt, Mellecker said.
     The person reporting the shooting told authorities that the suspect was still inside the house and was carrying a firearm.
     Authorities set up a perimeter outside the house to prevent the suspect from fleeing. Within 15 minutes after police arrived, the suspect left the house and lay on the ground, where he was arrested without incident by the police department's Special Operations Response Team.
     The two women were taken to Western Plains Medical Complex for treatment. A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday the hospital does not release patient information in cases where the police are involved.
     Mellecker said the suspect and victims are related, but police are not spelling out their relationship until formal charges are filed.
     He said police are still investigating the case.

     Reach Eric Swanson at (620) 408-9917 or email him at eric.swanson@dodgeglobe.com.