A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting earlier this week, authorities said.
The teen, who was linked to the Monday killing of Quinton Gilliard, was spotted by police officers at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near 12th and Westlink in west Wichita, police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said in a statement.
He ran from his car following a traffic stop and was believed to be hiding in the 1300 block of North Murray. A perimeter was set up with officers from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol, Woodrow said.
The highway patrol’s air unit also assisted in the search. After an hour, the teen was located by a police dog in a shed behind a house. He was taken into custody.
McCollom and Peterson elementary schools nearby were placed in lockdown as a precaution during the search and arrest.
Gilliard was found with several gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of North Terrace at around 4:25 p.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead after paramedics took him to the hospital.
Police have no suspects in the fatal shooting of 53-year-old Clarence Bryant on Sunday.
Anyone with information about the killing of Bryant is being asked to call the department’s investigation section at 316-268-4407 or Wichita-Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. Tips can also be submitted at www.wichitacrimestoppers.com or via text to TIP217, then the message to CRIMES (274637).
Tips on Bryant’s homicide can also be called in to 316-268-4609.
He was shot multiple times while he was in the street in the 1700 block of North Old Manor shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday and died after he was taken to a Wichita hospital. Witnesses reported seeing a beige-colored sedan speeding away from the area, police have said.
“We’re hoping that somebody maybe was in the area, heard or saw something, or maybe has information” that can be passed along to the police department, Woodrow said Wednesday, “so we can obtain some suspect information and make some arrests.”