Wichita police identify teen killed in Towne East shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – Wichita police have identified the 14-year-old killed in the shooting that occurred in Towne East Square Friday as Trenjvious Hutton.
Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on charges of second degree murder in relation to the incident. A second boy, a 17-year-old, was arrested with the suspect, but was later released.
Wichita police learned that Hutton was involved in an altercation with several other people. During the altercation the suspect pulled out a gun and shot Hutton at around 5:30 p.m.
The suspect fled the scene after the altercation. Wichita police later located the suspect in the mall and arrested him.
"Any death stemming from a shooting is traumatic for our community,” Chief Lem Moore said. “Especially when it involves one of our youths at a very busy shopping area. WPD will be proactively providing extra resources at this shopping area to ensure safety of patrons and employees.”
The investigation is ongoing.