Wichita, KANSAS – According to the Wichita Police Department, the 39-year-old suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday.
His name is Shannon Cavitt Jr and he was arrested for 1st-degree murder in the shooting that occurred in the 5200 block of East Gilbert that left 49-year-old Dennis Haynes of Wichita dead
At approximately 7:50 am, Monday, Officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 5200 block of East Gilbert. Upon arrival, Officers located Dennis unconscious and not breathing. Officers began life-saving measures. Dennis was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The investigation revealed that Dennis and several other people were inside the residence when two armed men entered and shot the victim. They then fled the scene on foot.
The case has been presented to the District Attorney’s Office and Cavitt Jr. and Conway have been charged with 1st Degree Murder.
These individuals would not have been arrested so quickly without the hard work and dedication of our Violent Crime Community Response Team and Community Response Teams. Thank you for all that you did in order to capture these two Murder suspects.