The Wichita Police Department said Thursday night that it had made an arrest in the shooting death of 15-year-old Marion Wheaton.
Wheaton, a West High student, died Wednesday night after being shot in the upper body at McAdams Park as part of an ongoing social media dispute, the department said Thursday.
Wheaton, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy walked to the park to fight, said Wichita police Capt. Bret Allred. The dispute was between one of the group and another 15-year-old boy, who arrived at the park in a vehicle with others at around 6 p.m., police said. The second group got out of the vehicle, and one person fired multiple shots, hitting Wheaton once.
Police said Thursday night that Malick Garrett, 18, was arrested on a charge of second degree murder and outstanding warrants in connection with the case.
Weaton was Wichita’s 24th homicide of the year, police said.