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Man killed while trying to calm down an argument next door, Wichita police say

Wichita police discuss weekend homicide

Wichita police Lt. Jeff Gilmore gave details about a man who was shot and killed Saturday. Gilmore spoke at the daily police briefing for media on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
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Wichita police Lt. Jeff Gilmore gave details about a man who was shot and killed Saturday. Gilmore spoke at the daily police briefing for media on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

One man was shot and killed Saturday morning after he left his home to calm down an argument next door, Wichita police Lt. Jeff Gilmore said Tuesday. A man arrested in connection with the shooting had been paroled from state prison less than three months ago after pleading guilty to being involved in a 2008 fatal shooting.

Officers were called to the scene of the Saturday shooting in the 2200 block of South Glendale at 5:43 a.m., Gilmore said. They were told people were fighting and shooting at each other in front of the home and that someone was lying in front of the home unmoving.

When police arrived, they found a man on the sidewalk just in front of the porch of his home, Gilmore said. The man had multiple gunshot wounds in his torso.

EMS arrived immediately after, police said, and they pronounced the man dead at 6:14 a.m. That man has since been identified as 48-year-old Ray B. Nunley.

Officers have learned that there had been a “disturbance” at the adjoining duplex of Nunley’s. Several residents were involved, Gilmore said.

Nunley then went next door to calm it down when several shots were fired toward him, Gilmore said. Nunley knew the people in the argument.

Nunley was shot several times before he walked back to his home, Gilmore said. He then passed out and died.

Evidence shows that Nunley was armed with a gun when he went next door, Gilmore said, but police are still investigating if gunfire was exchanged.

One suspect — 28-year-old Aubrey Montez Oliver — has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Oliver had been released from prison and paroled in Sedgwick County in July, Kansas Department of Corrections records show. He was on “moderate” supervision.

In 2009, Oliver took a plea deal in connection to a 2008 Hutchinson homicide. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in exchange for his testimony against two other men charged in the shooting death of Kenneth “Landy” White, the AP reported at the time.

Oliver was 19 at the time.

After his conviction, Oliver served about nine years in five different state prisons. He received 64 disciplinary reports, Kansas Department of Corrections records show.

He remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.

This is Wichita’s 42nd homicide of 2018.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay discusses efforts being made to prevent violent crime as this weekend's homicides top last year's. (Dec. 4, 2017)

Kaitlyn Alanis is based out of Kansas and reports on news from across the Midwest region. She has been at The Wichita Eagle since 2017.
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