Jonathan Tillery-Matthias : “2 Adults, Teen Jailed for Shooting Death of Kan. Toddler”

In a heart-wrenching tragedy that has shocked the community, law enforcement authorities in Sedgwick County have made three arrests in connection with the homicide of 1-year-old Taidyn Anderson of Wichita.

**Details of the Incident**

On the evening of February 19, police responded to a shooting in the 2500 block of South Oliver. During the investigation, it was revealed that two adult females were injured by gunfire, and tragically, young Taidyn Anderson lost his life due to his injuries.

**Investigation and Arrests**

The Wichita Police Department’s homicide section has been tirelessly working on this case since the shooting occurred. Through diligent follow-up on leads, the use of technology, and execution of search warrants, three suspects have been identified.

**The Arrests**

On Thursday, authorities arrested three suspects, including a 17-year-old boy, 25-year-old Kveion Darnell Richard, and 21-year-old Jonathan Tillery-Matthias, all from Wichita. They are facing a requested charge of Felony Murder for their involvement in this tragic incident.

**Background of the Suspects**

Tillery-Matthias is currently on pre-trial supervision for Criminal Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle from a previous Wichita Police investigation. Richard, on the other hand, was on parole for multiple serious offenses, including Criminal Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

**Police Investigation**

Authorities believe that this was a targeted event that resulted in the senseless death of a young child. The case will be presented to Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett for further legal proceedings.

The community is reeling from this tragic loss, and our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Taidyn Anderson during this difficult time.

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