Man arrested after fatal shooting of Wichita teen

Fabian Griffin (Courtesy: Sedgwick County Sheriff)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating after a shooting leaves a 16-year-old male dead. Police said it happened in the 1700 block of South Yale just before midnight Friday.

Officers said there were three men, ages 42, 25, and 16, inside the home at the time of the shooting.

“There was no disturbance inside the residence. However, the incident involved the unsafe handling of a weapon by the 42-year-old male,” said Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, Wichita Police Department.

The teenager was transported to the hospital. He died of his injuries.

The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Fabian Griffin, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. Police did not release the name of the teenager.

Wichita police said the homicide is the third of the year.  Drugs and alcohol were possibly involved police said.


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