18-year-old charged with murder in shooting of 17-year-old in Augusta

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Published: Jul. 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Butler County deputies arrested an 18-year-old Jacob DeLeon in the death of a 17-year-old boy.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded to a large party early Sunday morning in the 6200 block of SW Church Road.

They arrived to find a teen with a gunshot wound. They later learned DeLeon shot the other teen during a fight.

DeLeon was arrested later Sunday and has now been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm. He is currently being held on a $200,000.00 bond at the Butler County Jail.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 17-year-old Winfield boy was shot at a party in Augusta Saturday morning.

Officers say the shooting happened at around 1:30 a.m. in the 6200 Block of Church Rd.

There have been no arrests.

No other information has been released. This is an ongoing investigation.

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