WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita Police Department has made an arrest in a case involving a mother who was shot in Old Town while trying to break up a fight.
La’Niha Banks, 19, was arrested on suspicion of one count of felony murder, two counts of criminal discharge of a firearm, one count of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated assault.
Police say on May 20, officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 1000 block of E. First St. When they arrived, officers located Lationna Johnson with gunshot wounds to her upper body.
Johnson, the mother of a 6-month-old infant, was rushed to a local hospital, where she later died of her injuries.
An investigation revealed Johnson was trying to break up a fight between Banks and another woman. After she managed to stop the fight, she started to drive away, but police say Banks allegedly shot into the vehicle.