Nov 08, 2019 2:11 PM

Police: Dispute over social media led to fatal shooting of Kansas teen

Posted Nov 08, 2019 2:11 PM

Police on the scene of the fatal shooting investigation photo courtesy KWCH


From Salina Post


SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting and have identified the victim.


Just after 6p.m. Wednesday, police responded to report of a shooting in the 1400 Block of North Ohio Street in Wichita, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, police located a 15-year-old later identified as Marion Wheaton who had been shot in his upper body. EMS transported him to a local hospital where he died.


Investigators have learned that Wheaton and two teenage friends walked to the area to meet with a 15-year-old boy and other unknown individuals to fight over an ongoing dispute that involved social media, according to Allred.


As Wheaton and his friends walked in the area, they were approached by a vehicle. A 15-year-old boy and unknown individuals exited the vehicle and shots were fired striking Wheaton.


This was not a random incident, according to Allred and police know some of the teens were involved in gang activity. Police know that there were basketball practices going on in the area and hope that those individuals will come forward with information. Authorities have not located the suspect vehicle and have not released details on the vehicle. Police have not reported an arrest.


It is the 24th criminal homicide in Wichita in 2019.

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Lincoln woman gets jail time, probation in tax case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln woman who'd settled allegations that she'd cheated customers of her clothing businesses has been given jail time and probation on tax charges.


Lancaster County District Court records say 39-year-old Andrea Christensen was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in jail and two years of probation. Christensen pleaded no contest in August to three counts of attempted income tax evasion, one of attempted sales tax evasion and one of attempted failure to collect and pay income tax. Prosecutors had lowered the charges from felonies in exchange for her pleas.


The tax charges arose from a state investigation into Christensen's now defunct businesses, Pixi Chix and State 51 Wear. In 2016 state attorneys sued her and her companies alleging that she'd violated the Nebraska Consumer Protection Act and Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act, among other laws. Christensen and her businesses admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to pay $7,500 in a settlement.