- Associated Press - Thursday, March 4, 2021

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police have identified a man who was fatally shot this week during a backyard gathering in northwest Wichita and have announced an arrest in the case.

Jacob Kalese, 22, died from his wounds after he was shot shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, police said. Officers called to the home found Kalese suffering from a gunshot wound, and police said he died on the way to the hospital.

Several witnesses at the scene told investigators that Kalese was among those attending a gathering at the home when another man showed up, argued with Kalese and fired several shots at the younger man.

The suspect, later identified as 41-year-old Michael Swinney of Wichita, fled before officers arrived. On Thursday, police said officers had arrested Swinney on Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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