Police: Victim in Wichita murder-suicide was 7 months pregnant

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita police official says a woman who was shot and killed by her boyfriend before he turned the gun on himself was seven months pregnant. 

The murder-suicide happened Sunday in the 900 block of North Glendale. Lt. Todd Ojile said 24-year-old Aris Brown had gone to his girlfriend's home that morning. Then at around 1 p.m., 21-year-old Antreese Bland went to a neighbor's house to try to contact her family. She was unsuccessful.

About two hours later, Bland's parents went to her home in an attempt to contact her. After getting no answer at the door, family members looked through a window and saw Brown's body.

"The family forced entry into the home where they found both victims," Lt. Ojile said. 

Lt. Todd Ojile said Bland and Brown had been dating for about a year and that Bland was approximately seven months pregnant. 

Their problems had been subject of numerous cases in the last few months, and Ojile said Brown had recently been charged with criminal threat. 


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Police are investigating after a man and woman are found dead in what investigators are calling a possible murder-suicide in northeast Wichita. 

Police say a relative found the victims just before 3 p.m. Sunday. Arriving officers say the man's injuries are consistent with a self-inflicted gun shot. They said they were still investigating to be perfectly certain how the woman sustained her injuries. Both people were in their 20s according to police. 

Family of the woman killed say she was pregnant.

Neighbors on scene say the female victim had a restraining order issued against the man. Police said that was under investigation as well. 

"It's bad all the way around," said one man. 

"A young woman who's pregnant getting murdered in her own home," said a woman in disbelieve.

Police did say there are no outstanding suspects in this case and the incident is not a threat to public safety. 

"The whole thing is being investigated, its unsure the relationship of them [the man and woman] right now," said Sgt. Brian Goward of the Wichita Police Department.

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