Wichita police: Deadly shooting stemmed from disturbance at house party

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police tape and patrol cars are reminders of the deadly shooting on a southeast Wichita street.

"It was probably around 1 o'clock I heard 'bang, bang,'" neighbor Courtney Heuer said.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Faulders after a call came in of a woman screaming in the street. They arrived to find 25-year-old Deontae Mitchell lying in front of the home. He'd been shot several times and died at the scene. 

Heuer lives down the road and was lying in bed when she heard the shots.

"We immediately called 911 and I was ready to jump down there and be like, 'she was obviously in distress, needing help,' but my husband was like 'no, you don't know what's going on, let me go down there,” Heuer said.

Officer Charley Davidson said there was a disturbance at a house party and Mitchell was shot as he was leaving. Police arrested 22-year-old Douglas Pete III, for first-degree murder. He was held on $300,000 Monday morning.

"It's very just weird to see these things happening. It's not like scary because it all seems to be related to the people, not just random incidents, so there is a little bit of comfort in that,” Heuer said.

Saturday's deadly shooting is Wichita's 6th homicide of 2018. The city's 7th happened the following day. Click here for that story.


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Police have arrested a suspect after a man was shot and killed in southeast Wichita early Saturday morning.

Officers were called at around 1 a.m. to the report of a shooting in the 1600 block of South Faulders Lane, near Harry and Edgemoor. Sgt. Clayton Schuler said the victim was found outside of a home and died at the scene. 

The victim's name and age were not released. 

Schuler said officers plan to search inside the home to see if they can find clues as to what happened.

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If you have any information that can help investigators, call Wichita police or Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

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