Second man dies in west Wichita shooting

August 02, 2020 - 8:39 am
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A second man has died from his injuries in a shooting that occurred Thursday.

Wichita Police said Keion Whyte, 23, of Wichita died Saturday. William Pottorff, 40, of Wichita died on the scene of the shooting which took place at approximately 12:45 a.m. Thursday, at the Scotsman Hotel, in the 5900 block of west Kellogg.  
Police arrested four individuals on charges of felony murder and aggravated burglary. Braxton Cooley, 23 of Wichita; Akakia Farbes, 23, of Wichita; Eugene Donnald, 43, of O’Fallon, Illinois; and Koby Fisher, 23, of Wichita.

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Police say a woman had been staying at the hotel and was being visited by Pottorff, who was an acquaintance. While in the room, Whyte, Cooley, Farbes, Donnald, and Fisher forced themselves into the room, and a physical altercation ensued between Pottorff and Whyte. During the physical altercation, both men pulled out handguns, and there was an exchange of gunfire, leading to Pottorff’s and Whyte’s injuries.
Whyte suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was then taken to an area hospital by Cooley, Farbes, Donald, Fisher, and an additional person that was in a vehicle during the incident. 

Police say illegal narcotics are a factor in the shooting.
The investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

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