Boy, 15, accused of role in deadly Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is accused of playing a role in the shooting death of a teenager last week outside a laundromat in Wichita.

Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Dan Dillon tells The Wichita Eagle the suspect is charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Police say they also have arrested another suspect and are searching for a third person for questioning in last Thursday’s death of 15-year-old Jimmy Shopteese.

Police say the suspects met Shopteese and a 13-year-old boy in the laundromat’s parking lot early on Thanksgiving Day for what appeared to be a drug deal. During the transaction that police say involved marijuana, Shopteese was shot in the back. He later died at a hospital.


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