Wichita police: Man arrested in accidental fatal shooting at Riverside apartment complex

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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.

Jordan Williams (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)

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.

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