WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a man Monday in downtown Wichita.
The Wichita Police Department said on Tuesday that 18-year-old JaQualen Dupree died as a result and that another 18-year-old man was arrested in connection to the case.
The suspect has been booked on suspicion of second-degree murder. KSN News does not identify suspects until they are officially charged with a crime.
Police said they responded to the shooting in the 400 block of N. Broadway around 3:20 p.m.
Officers found Dupree inside the car he was driving unconscious with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Investigators are still working to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting.
Chief Joseph Sullivan said Monday that the shooting happened inside the car.
Dupree’s mother, Kenyette Miles, says that he was shot by someone in his car while he was driving to pick up his two younger brothers from school.
“He was a good kid. he helped his friends out whenever they needed somewhere to stay for a couple days, or if they was doing bad with they families, or whatever, he would ask me if they could stay for a couple days,” said Miles.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help cover funeral expenses for Dupree.
If you have any additional information on the shooting, call detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.