WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Friday, May 22, 2020
The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Malcolm Ganther of Wichita on a charge of felony murder, stemming from a shooting that injured an 18-year-old male and fatally injured 17-year-old Marcus Sain of Wichita.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of South Webb Road. Upon arrival, officers located Sain in a parking lot with critical injuries. He was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Several minutes later, officers responded to an area hospital regarding an 18-year-old male walk-in shooting victim with a gunshot wound to his body. The male was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and released.
The investigation revealed Ganther, a second suspect, Sain, and the 18-year-old male had arranged to meet in the apartment complex parking lot regarding a drug transaction. A suspect arrived at the apartment complex parking lot driving a newer-model white mustang, and Ganther arrived at the same time driving a grey Buick. Sain and the 18-year-old walked up and got into the Buick, occupied by Ganther.
During the transaction inside the Buick, a disturbance ensued, and the suspect seated in the Mustang exited the car and fired multiple shots at Sain and the 18-year-old, striking them and causing their injuries. Ganther then fled in the Buick, and the second suspect fled in the Mustang.
Through the community’s help and the investigation, Ganther was identified and arrested at his home on Thursday in the 300 block of North Edgemoor. Investigators also have located the Buick vehicle involved.
WPD is still working to identify and locate the suspect that arrived in the white Mustang. If you have any information on the location of the white Mustang or the identification of the suspect from that vehicle, please call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wichita Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects from Wednesday's shooting at Fox Run Apartments.
The department's investigation found that two unknown suspects and the two victims, aged 17 and 18-years-old, had arranged to meet in the apartment complex's parking lot.
An unknown suspect had arrived at the meeting in a newer-model white Mustang and the second suspect arrived at the same time in a grey Buick.
The victims got into the Buick, where a disturbance occurred. The suspect in the Mustang then got out of their vehicle and fired at the victims, causing injury. The suspects fled in their cars.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
One person is in critical condition after a shooting in east Wichita.
Wichita police were called out to the incident around 3 p.m. at the Fox Run Apartments, 1157 S. Webb Road.
Eyewitnesses reported hearing a loud disturbance and then hearing 10 to 15 rounds of gunfire.
A caller to 911 said they saw a man on the ground in the parking lot, as well as a gun.
Officers arrived and found that man in the parking lot. Paramedics took him to the hospital in critical condition.
Police said a second person later showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound, but they do not yet know if it is related to what happened to the shooting at the apartment complex.
No arrests have been made. Detectives continue to interview witnesses to learn more about what may have led up to the shooting.