WPD: Teen arrested in connection to brother's murder

Published: Feb. 18, 2020 at 10:39 AM CST
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wichita police have arrested a teen in connection to the murder of his brother.

Just before 7 p.m. last Sunday, officers were working an unrelated call at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital when they had contact with Israel Norwood, who was the front seat passenger of a grey 2007 Chevy Impala and had a gunshot wound to his body.

Norwood died from his injuries at the hospital.

Through the investigation, officers learned Israel's 18 and 17-year-old brothers were also in the vehicle.

Police say the 18-year-old fled from the hospital on foot and was later located by officers.

Idriys Norwood was arrested on second-degree murder charges.

The investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.


The Wichita Police Department is investigating the death of a 21-year-old man.

Police say around 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, officers were working an unrelated call at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital when Israel Norwood arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Norwood was in the passenger seat of a gray 2007 Chevy Impala. His 17-year-old and 18-year-old brothers were also in the vehicle.

Norwood died at the hospital. Police say both his brothers and other family members have been uncooperative in the investigation.

"WPD remains committed to determining the circumstances of what occurred," reads a release from the police department.

Anyone with information related to Norwood's death is asked to call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or See Something Say Something at 316-519-2282.