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Man arrested for first-degree murder in NE Wichita deadly shooting

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 9:45 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Wichita police have made an arrest in a shooting that left one man dead in the 1100 block of N. Ash on Tuesday. Police arrested Terry Wallace and booked him into the Sedgwick County jail Wednesday morning for first-degree murder.

Police said around 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 1100 block of N. Ash for a shooting at a residence. They arrived to find 19-year-old Eurland Green inside a residence with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Shortly after the shooting call, two 18-year-old men arrived at an area hospital. They had also been shot and were involved in the incident on Ash.

Investigators learned Wallace, Green and the two 18-year-olds met outside the home on Ash. A disturbance ensued, and shots were fired, causing injuries to tall three men. Wallace then drove the two 18-year-old to the hospital.

Capt. Jason Stevens said some of the men involved in the shooting on Ash have gang ties, but at this time, he didn’t know if the shooting involved gang-related issues.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. At this time, no connection has been made between the shooting on Ash and one on S. Water over the weekend that led to the death of 17-year-old Valincio Hill and seriously injured a 41-year-old woman.

If you know anything about this case, you are asked to call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Update: One person is dead and two others are critically injured following a shooting near 11th and Ash Tuesday morning.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said officers were called to the 1100 block of N. Ash at 8:48 a.m. They arrived and found a who had been shot. Police then received information that two other men had arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds.

One of the men died, and two others remain in critical condition, according to the chief.

He said the shooting is believed to be gang-related, but investigators don’t yet know how the men are acquainted.

“One of my concerns is that we don’t have a lot going on: school was out, our jobless rate has increased. It’s just been a difficult year for a lot of people, and I think because there hasn’t been a lot of things going on. Little beefs have turned into gun incidents and that’s obviously concerning,” the chief said.

There have been three deadly shootings in the last four days in Wichita. Ramsay said shootings in the city have been up all year long. He said many of the recent shootings involve younger people with gang-connections.

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“All of this shooting and killing? Just because of the color of something you’re wearing? For real man? Come on.”

Family members of Eurland Green, the man killed Tuesday morning, said he wasn’t involved with gangs, but they believe the shooting may have been something gang-related.

“I’m standing here with two of my uncles, today we just lost a cousin and got another one in the hospital. They nephews. We gotta do better Wichita," Green’s family members said.

Police said investigators were getting little to no cooperation in two deadly shootings that happened over the weekend. Chief Ramsay said that’s where the police department is working with community organizations.

“We have engaged the God Squad, different community groups to encourage people to give information, as well as, try and get people to put down the guns and figure out other ways to solve conflicts," he said.

The God Squad is also a group dedicated to helping those who are involved in gang violence. The group’s leader, Pastor Roosevelt DeShazer, said the goal is to get information on the crimes, and then, get it to stop.

“And so that’s what we’re pleading. We’re pleading for people, even if it may be somebody in your family, even if you know they are doing these horrible acts. We need to get them some help, and a lot of times, the first step to help is being in prison,” said DeShazer.

Ramsay said a lot of these issues begin well before police get involved.

“A lot of people look to the police for answers for these issues, but a lot of these issues go further than police. We need employment opportunities, we need educational opportunities. It starts long before the shootings happen, and what we’ve seen is cuts to education, cuts to employment, job training, and we really need to look to the beginning - what starts the trend of violence. And, it starts long before have an opportunity to get involved,” said Ramsay.

Green’s family is now asking for anyone with information to come forward.

“Guide us in the right direction of the person that actually did this. We don’t know where he’s at. We don’t know who he is, or who they are. I don’t even know how many people was involved," family members said.

If you know anything about this case, you are asked to call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Police are on the scene of a shooting in northeast Wichita.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of N. Ash shortly before 9 a.m. for the shooting.

At least one person is in very critical condition.

Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene.

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