Police have arrested the father of a 17-year-old boy found fatally shot in an alley in north Wichita on Sunday night.
Glen A. Farrow, 41, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 5:24 a.m. on Monday on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to police records. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile said an argument in the front yard of the Farrows’ home, in the 2400 block of North Minnesota, preceded the shooting. Glen Farrow, he said, pulled a handgun during the fight.
“The son basically fled the front yard and ran eastbound. And as he was running, the father fired several shots, striking and killing his son,” Ojile said. Afterward, Farrow went back inside the home, which is near 21st Street North and Grove.
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His son received a single gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment. He died there at 9:34 p.m.
A friend of the teen was with him in the alley when police arrived and told officers Glen Farrow was responsible, Ojile said.
“Officers responded to the residence, where they were able to take the father ... into custody without incident,” he said, later adding: “When officers showed up and called him out, he came out.”
Ojile said Monday that police were still trying to determine what the argument was about. “We’ve had several different stories on what it was about,” he said.
This is the city’s seventh homicide of the year, Ojile said.