The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested an 18-year-old man from Wichita, on a charge of second-degree murder stemming from a shooting incident that fatally injured 18-year-old Jaqualen Dupree of Wichita.
At approximately 3:16 p.m. yesterday, Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the intersection of Broadway Ave and 3rd Street. Before the officer’s arrival, the calling party reported seeing a slow-moving vehicle hit a pole and several people exiting the vehicle and running in different directions.
Officers arrived on the scene and located Dupree inside the vehicle he was driving unconscious and with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper body. Officers and EMS personnel began providing life-saving efforts. Dupree was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.
The investigators are still working to fully determine what led up to the fatal shooting.
The dedication of detectives from the WPD Homicide Section is commendable. Their diligent efforts in investigating the case quickly led to the identification of the suspect and the additional occupants of the vehicle.
Violent crimes such as these impact the community greatly. The Wichita Police Department is asking for anyone with any additional information on this case, please call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See Something Say Something hotline at 316-519-2282, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.