May 07, 2021 7:00 AM

Search continues for suspect in murder, robbery of Kan. teen

Posted May 07, 2021 7:00 AM
Palmer photo Sedgwick County
Palmer photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating a fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy continue their search for a third suspect and are asking the public for help to locate 25-year-old Jaron C. Palmer

Elliott photo Sedgwick County
Elliott photo Sedgwick County

Just before 7p.m. April 25, police were dispatched to report of a shooting at the Morgan's Landing Apartments complex in the 3800 Block of West 13th Street in Wichita, according to Police Captain Jason Stephens.

Through the investigation, detectives determined the two pictured suspects and possibly other were involved in the incident.
Through the investigation, detectives determined the two pictured suspects and possibly other were involved in the incident.

When officers arrived, they learned there were five individuals inside the apartment at the time of the incident. One who was fatally shot has been identified as 17-year-old Eric Stokes of Wichita.

EMS transported a second shooting victim identified as a 17-year-old boy to a local hospital. He was treated for minor injuries and released, according to Stephens.

Investigators learned that three unknown, armed suspects arrived at the apartment, forced their way in and fired several shots that killed Stokes.  The suspects fled on foot from the apartment complex.  It was not a random incident and drugs are believed to have played a part, according to Stephens.

Palmer photo Sedgwick County
Palmer photo Sedgwick County

Police released a video of two suspects involved in the homicide.  After the release, police received numerous tips from the community, which led to the identification and arrest of 18-year-old Easton Palmer  and 18-year-old Breckyn I. Elliot both of Wichita. They have been charged with first degree murder  aggravated robbery, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.

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