• Abigail Hall

Man arrested, charged with murder in Wichita shooting that left McConnell airman dead

Originally published by Wichita Eagle, July 27, 2019.

One man was killed and three others were injured Saturday morning in a shooting in east Wichita, officials said.

Investigators determined that on Saturday morning, a party was being held at a unit in Horizons East Apartments, in the 500 block of North Rock Road, when shots were fired in the parking lot at around 2 a.m.

Wichita police arrested Markeithen McClaine, 25, in connection with the shooting Saturday. He is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery, according to a news release.

A 20-year-old man was shot and was pronounced dead at the apartments by medical personnel.

Two men, ages 21 and 22, and a woman, 19, were taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries. The woman was being treated at the hospital for a serious gunshot wound but was expected to survive, according to a news release at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

The two men were treated and released.

The deceased man’s name is being withheld from the media for 24 hours. He was an airman for the McConnell Air Force Base, according to a news release.

“We come together as a community to support our families and all those affected by this tragic incident,” said Richard Tanner, 22nd air refueling wing commander, in the release.

The investigation is still active and on-going and the Wichita Police Department ask anyone with information to contact Homicide at 316-268-4407 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

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