WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said they arrested a man in what they call an “accidental” fatal shooting. It happened Tuesday around 8 p.m. in the 500 block of W. Central.
Wichita police Lt. Ronald Holt said officers responded to an apartment complex parking lot. They found a 19-year-old Jyrez Ricks of Wichita with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.
On Wednesday, police said they arrested 21-year-old Jordan Williams on an alleged charge of involuntary manslaughter.
Police said the investigation revealed that Williams was handling a handgun inside the apartment occupied by Ricks and three other friends. As he was handling the gun, it accidentally discharged, striking Ricks. Williams was contacted and arrested without incident.