Police make arrest connected to shooting death investigation

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UPDATE: 2/23/2020 8:00 a.m.

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department has arrested a man in connection to the death of 21-year-old Israel Norwood of Wichita.

According to booking documents, Idriys Norwood, Jr., 18, is in custody on suspicions of 2nd-degree murder and felony possession of opiates.

Norwood, Jr., was listed in Sedgwick County Jail’s daily booking report Sunday. His case number matched that of Israel Norwood’s death investigation.

Israel Norwood arrived at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital with a gunshot wound, police say. He was in a car with his two younger brothers, ages 17 and 18. The 18-year-old brother fled from the hospital on foot but was located later by police.

At the time, police said both brothers and the family were not cooperating with investigators. Israel Norwood died later at the hospital.

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

KSN is following this story and will bring you updates on-air and online as we get them.


ORIGINAL STORY:

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department is investigating the death of 21-year-old Israel Norwood of Wichita.

At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, officers were working on an unrelated call at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital when they had contact with Norwood, who was the front seat passenger of gray 2007 Chevy Impala and had a gunshot wound. Norwood later died of his injuries.

Norwood’s 18-year-old brother and 17-year-old brother were also in the car. The 18-year-old brother fled from the hospital on foot and was located by police. Police said both brothers and other family members have been uncooperative with the investigation.

“We’re needing the community’s assistance with this investigation,” said officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department. “We don’t know what occurred yet. With the lack of cooperation, it’s hard for us to determine the circumstances of what happened in this case.”

The department is still working to learn what occurred. If you know anything, contact detectives at 268-4407, Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or the See Something Say Hotline at 316-519-2282.

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