A man has been charged in the death of a neighbor who was hit by a stray bullet while standing in his house

KANSAS – According to the police officials, his name is James Edward Merrick Jr. and he is charged with first-degree murder in the March 31 death of 50-year-old Mark Winner.

Merrick was involved in a shooting outside Winner’s home when a stray bullet went through a window and hit Winner.

Unfortunately, the victim died at the scene.

The suspect fled but was arrested earlier this month in Topeka.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated when new information is available.