Teen arrested in deadly McPherson shooting

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Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection to the shooting death of a man in McPherson.

Officers were called at around 12:30 a.m. Monday to the report of shots fired at the Mustang Mobile Park in the 400 block of Dales Draw. The victim, 22-year-old Jordan Krell, of Canton, was found lying in an empty lot. He'd been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police Chief Robert McClarty said in a news release Tuesday evening that a 17-year-old suspect was arrested and booked into juvenile detention for first-degree murder, burglary, theft and possession of stolen property. The teen's name wasn't released. 

The KBI is assisting McPherson police with the investigation.

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The Mustang mobile home park in McPherson is normally a close-knit, quiet place.

"We all look out for one another here,” said David Meifinger.

So, when neighbors heard a man was shot and killed here, it was alarming.

"In this little community we're in, this is unheard of,” said Meifinger.

Michael Phillips said, "Having my stepson around the neighborhood, it just kind of worries me ‘cause it was within a block of the house."

Police say shots rang out early Monday morning around 12:30.

"Upon arrival, the officers located a white male in his mid-20s who had succumbed to what had later been determined to be a gunshot wound or wounds,” McPherson Police Chief Robert McClarty stated.

Police identified the victim as 22-year-old Jordan Krell.

And with the suspect still on the loose, some don't feel safe in their own homes.

Phillips’ wife said, "There needs to be security.”

“More security, something at night,” he added.

Until then, they'll keep their eyes open and continue to look out for each other.

"If you hear something, say something,” said Meifinger.  

McPherson police say the KBI is assisting with the investigation into the man's death and that they are waiting for the autopsy report. 

If you have any information, call McPherson police at (620) 245-1200.

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