Wichita police: Man injured in shooting has died; 2 arrested
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police confirm a man who was critically hurt in a shooting last week has died and two suspects have been arrested.
Sedgwick County Jail records show 47-year-old Jamar White was booked Sunday for first-degree murder and possession of marijuana, and 30-year-old Darries Mitchell was booked Thursday night for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a probation violation.
The shooting happened at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2300 block of North Piatt. Police spokesperson Chad Ditch said 43-year-old Mareo Dupree was found outside a home with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
While police were at the scene Thursday afternoon, White arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Officer Ditch said the investigation revealed there had been a feud over a drug debt between White and the occupants of the home on Piatt.
"White drove by the residence a couple of times firing rounds at the house before an exchange of gunfire between Mitchell and White," Officer Ditch said.
White was held on $500,000 bond on the murder count, and Mitchell's bond was set at $350,000.
According to Kansas Department of Corrections records, White has prior drug convictions and Mitchell has prior convictions of DUI and fleeing law enforcement.
Dupree's sister has created a GoFundMe to help with her brother's funeral expenses.
Two men were sent to the hospital, one of which is in critical condition, following a northeast Wichita shooting.
The shooting occurred near 21st St. North and Piatt just after 1 p.m. Officer Trevor Macy says a man in his mid 40s was found shot inside a home and was then taken to a local hospital in critical condition. While they were at the scene, officers say another man arrived at a different hospital with gun shot wounds in serious condition.
Several homes in the area were also hit by bullets.
Police say there are two persons of interest and witnesses being interviewed.
The investigation is ongoing.