Crime & Courts

Family identifies man dead after shooting at 25th and Grove

A resident talks with Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, left, and another police officer at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Calvary Towers at 25th and Grove. (May 4, 2016)
A resident talks with Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, left, and another police officer at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Calvary Towers at 25th and Grove. (May 4, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Multiple family members have identified 55-year-old Gilford Carter as the victim of a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon at Calvary Towers, at 25th and Grove.

Police responded to a 911 call reporting that Carter had been shot outside of the apartment complex around 4:15 p.m., according to Wichita police Capt. Brian White.

When officers arrived, they found Carter and a male suspect at the scene; the two knew each other, White said.

Medics pronounced Carter dead at the scene.

White said police have multiple “possible witnesses” they are interviewing.

Police Chief Gordon Ramsay was seen talking with neighborhood residents.

City Council member Lavonta Williams was also on the scene.

Carter’s twin brother, 55-year-old Gilbert Carter, said his brother had lived in the apartment complex for the past four years.

He said the man police have taken into custody had been in arguments with his brother in the past.

The mother of the seven Carter children, who all live in Wichita, was driving to Wichita on Wednesday to be with the family, Gilbert Carter said.

Matt Riedl: 316-268-6660, @RiedlMatt

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