15-year-old boy arrested for deadly Wichita shooting

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Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy for the shooting death of another teenager in east Wichita.

Officers arrested the juvenile at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of South Pinecrest. He was booked into the juvenile detention center for murder, aggravated highway robbery and criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile in connection to the death of 17-year-old Tyran Carter. 

The shooting happened at around 12:45 a.m. Sunday near Lincoln and Oliver. Carter had been shot several times and died at the scene. 

Officer Charley Davidson said the case will be presented to the district attorney's office on Thursday. 

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Friends have identified the teenager killed in a shooting in east Wichita early Sunday morning.

Police were called at around 12:45 a.m. Sunday to a report of a disturbance and gunfire in the 800 block of S. Pershing, near Lincoln and Oliver. They arrived to find 17-year-old Tyran Carter in the back of a residence. He had been shot several times and died at the scene.

"I just heard him calling my name, and when I seen him he was dead,” said family friend Nina Washington. “He was laying on the ground dead. I don't know how you can sit and take somebody's life and just leave them there."

Washington considers Carter her brother and she says he was gunned down in her backyard while on his way to visit her.

"I'm gonna make sure he knows his uncle loved him and that his uncle was literally on his way over here to see him,” she said. “There has been a few times like me and his nephew didn't have anything to eat and he would come by and feed us."

Officer Paul Cruz said the victim was listed as an active runaway.

"We do know that there was an altercation between another individual and the victim, and that altercation would eventually lead to his death," Cruz said.

Pamela Nesbitt lives nearby and says she didn't know the victim, but did turn over surveillance video captured by her cameras.

Police have interviewed several people are asking anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111.

Carter's death was Wichita's 10th homicide of 2018. 

Sunday's shooting was Wichita's 10th homicide of 2018. 

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