WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — La’Niha Banks, the woman who was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of murdering a Wichita mother in a shooting in late May, was charged on Wednesday.

Banks was charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder in the first degree; In the commission of a Felony
  • Two counts of criminal discharge of Firearm; Recklessly at occupied vehicle
  • Four counts of aggravated assault; Use of a deadly weapon
  • Attempted murder in the first degree; Intentional and premeditated

Police said Lationna Johnson, the 19-year-old mother of a 6-month-old child, was trying to break up a fight the night of May 20. After breaking up the fight, she got into a car and started to drive off.

Police say Banks allegedly fired a gun multiple times into the car. Johnson was rushed to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead of her injuries.

A dual vigil was held on May 24 for Johnson as well as eight people who were hurt in a crash on May 22 near Murdock and Washington.

Banks is next due in court on June 22 at 9 a.m. Her bond has been set at $500,000.