Man arrested in connection to murder of 31-year-old Wichita man

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Update Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 25-year-old Chevy Jones on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm, obstruct, and outstanding warrants.

The arrest stems from a shooting Tuesday, that killed 31-year-old Robert Junior.

Officers say at approximately 5:10 pm on Friday, WPD Crimes Community Response Team officers were working to locate Jones regarding the homicide investigation and outstanding warrants. Officers saw Jones getting into a 2002 Grand Marquis in a parking lot at the apartments in the 2600 block of South Topeka. Officers approached Jones to arrest him when he attempted to evade officers by quickly accelerating in the vehicle and slamming into a WPD Lieutenant's squad car.

Jones then fled the scene on foot and was arrested inside of Walmart at Pawnee and Broadway. He was found with a handgun. The Lieutenant sustained minor non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment, was treated and released. Police say Jones possibly swallowed drugs and was taken to an area hospital for medical treatment, treated, and released from the hospital.

Officers and EMS responded to the 8500 block of E. Parkmont for a shooting around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday. They found a 31-year-old Robert Junior, of Wichita, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Junior was taken to the hospital in critical condition but died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon.

This was not a random incident.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office.

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Update Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

Wichita police continue asking for the public's help in their effort to find the person who shot and killed Robert Junior.

Police and EMS early Tuesday morning responded to a call at a home in the 8500 block of East Parkmont Street in southeast Wichita. There, they found 31-year-old Junior lying in a driveway with multiple gunshot wounds. He died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon.

Brian Hall is among the neighbors who recalls hearing gunshots early Tuesday morning.

"I woke up to what I thought was gunshots. It sounded like it was right outside my place," Hall says. "So, I got up, got my protection, looked out the front, looked out the back. I didn't see anything, so I just laid back down at that point. When I woke up, I came out and saw police outside. I didn't know what was going on until I got to work and started receiving text messages and started seeing Facebook status."

Hall says Junior's friends and family remember him as a proud father and community advocate.

"He was a very popular guy," Hall says. He did a lot of stuff for the community from what I know of him," Hall says. "He was just all about his kids and his work."

With an overall uptick in gun violence in Wichita, police are calling on the community for help.

"It's an unfortunate situation that we're in and we got to find a way to stop this violence and a lot of it comes with the community working with us to help report this stuff to get this information back to us so we can investigate those cases and hold those people accountable," Wichita police Capt. Brent Allred says.

Police are asking anyone who has information about the deadly shooting to call WPD Detectives at 316-268-4407, See Something, Say Something at 316-519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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Police say a man shot at his home in southeast Wichita has died from his injuries.

Officers and EMS responded to the 8500 block of E. Parkmont for a shooting around 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday. They found a 31-year-old Robert Junior, of Wichita, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Junior was taken to the hospital in critical condition but died from his injuries Tuesday afternoon.

Police say a neighbor called 911 after finding Junior outside his residence in the driveway. He said he heard a couple of loud banging noises outside and thought someone was breaking into the cars in\ the driveway.

Investigators are working to determine what occurred. They do not believe Junior's death is a random incident.

Junior's death marks Wichita's 32nd homicide of 2019.

Police are asking anyone who has information about the deadly shooting to call WPD Detectives at 316-268-4407, See Something, Say Something at 316-519-2282 or Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.