Police: Man dead after shooting in southeast Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said 40-year-old Charles Cunningham of Wichita died after a shooting in the 4400 block of East Bayley.

At approximately 4 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a shooting at a home on Bayley. Officers arrived and located shell casings and two handguns.

Cunningham was transported by vehicle to a Wichita hospital with a gunshot wound.

Witnesses told police that they heard arguing prior to hearing gunshots.

On Friday afternoon, police said in a media release that they arrested 26-year-old Dalton Patterson on suspicion of methamphetamine possession with the intent to sell, stemming from the shooting. Police said Cunningham and his 42-year-old brother went to the home on Bayley after an ongoing fight. At the home, police said Cunningham physically attacked Patterson, and Patterson fired a shot that struck Cunningham killing him.

The investigation is ongoing, and it will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.


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