May 22, 2020 4:00 PM

Public helps police ID suspect in fatal Kansas shooting

Posted May 22, 2020 4:00 PM
Ganther photo Sedgwick County
Ganther photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting and have made an arrest.

Just before 3p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of South Webb Road in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson. 

Upon arrival, police located 17-year-old Marcus Sain in a parking lot with critical injuries.  He was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment and died, according to Davidson.

Several minutes later, officers responded to an area hospital regarding an 18-year-old male walk-in shooting victim with a gunshot wound to his body.  He was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and released.

Malcom Ganther as seen on security camera images from Wichita Police
Malcom Ganther as seen on security camera images from Wichita Police

The investigation revealed 22-year-old Malcolm Ganther, a second suspect, Sain, and an 18-year-old male had arranged to meet in the apartment complex parking lot regarding a drug transaction.

A suspect arrived at the apartment complex parking lot driving a newer-model white mustang, and Ganther arrived at the same time driving a grey Buick.  Sain and the 18-year-old walked up and got into the Buick, occupied by Ganther.   

During the transaction inside the Buick, a disturbance ensued, and the suspect seated in the Mustang exited the car and fired multiple shots at Sain and the 18-year-old, striking them and causing their injuries.  Ganther then fled in the Buick, and the second suspect fled in the Mustang.

Through the community’s help and the investigation, Ganther was identified and arrested at his home on Thursday in the 300 block of North Edgemoor in Wichita. Investigators also have located the Buick vehicle involved. 

Security camera photo Wichita Police
Security camera photo Wichita Police

Police are still working to identify and locate the suspect that arrived in the white Mustang, according to Davidson.

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SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities  investigating a shooting that injured two teens.

Just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, police responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of South Webb Road in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson.

Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old victim in a parking lot with critical injuries.  He was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment, and he remains in critical condition.

Several minutes later, officers responded to an area hospital regarding an 18-year-old walk-in shooting victim with a gunshot wound to his body.  He was treated for a non-life-threatening injury and released.

Security camera images -Wichita Police

The investigation revealed two unknown suspects and the two victims had made an arrangement to meet in the apartment complex parking lot. 

Investigators are working to learn the circumstances of the meeting.  An unknown suspect arrived at the apartment complex parking lot driving a newer-model white mustang, and the second unknown suspect arrived at the same time driving a grey Buick.  The two victims walked up to the Buick and got into the vehicle, occupied by one suspect.   

During the meeting inside the Buick, a disturbance ensued, and the suspect seated in the Mustang exited the car and fired multiple shots at the victims, striking them and causing their injuries.  Both suspects then fled in the vehicles they were driving when they arrived, according to Davidson.

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