WICHITA — Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a first-degree murder charge against a 19-year-old man in the May shooting death of 22-year-old Mario Brown.
Besides being charged in Brown’s death, Travis Knighten also is charged with aggravated battery against Carl Meridy Jr.
Knighten is being held under a $1 million bond and faces a preliminary hearing, initially set for Jan. 17. He will be defended by a court-appointed attorney.
Brown was shot multiple times from a Toyota SUV while he stood in a parking lot at an after-hours party in 3100 block of East 13th Street. Police said Brown was a known gang member.