Update: Police identify man killed in south Wichita late Sunday


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police said 25-year-old Robertino Gomez is dead and another man is behind bars following a shooting.

It happened around 9 p.m. on East Blake Street and South Laura. It is near Pawnee and Hydraulic.

Marcello Ibarra (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Jail)

On Monday, police said they arrested 42-year-old Marcello Ibarra on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, and an active warrant.

Police said through their investigation that they learned that Ibarra and Gomez were at a birthday party together and that Ibarra decided to leave. When Gomez went to check on Ibarra outside the party, witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

Police on Sunday told KSN News another person went to the hospital but did not provide any information on the extent of injuries.

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