A person of interest arrested in a fatal shooting that occurred on Broadway Street in Shawnee is now formally charged with first-degree murder, deliberate intent.

A person of interest arrested in a fatal shooting that occurred on Broadway Street in Shawnee is now formally charged with first-degree murder, deliberate intent.

Wayne Eric Dyke Jr., 21, was charged Wednesday in Pottawatomie County District Court.

He is a suspect in the murder of Mark Anthony Little, 38.

At about 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 27, Shawnee police officers responded to the area of Broadway and Dewey Streets, where the shooting occurred.

“Witnesses in the area saw a white male and an Indian male, later identified as Mark Anthony Little, arguing in the street,” said Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano-Stafford. “The white male pulled out a firearm and shot Little.”

Lozano-Stafford said Little was transported by REACT EMS ambulance to SSM St. Anthony Hospital Shawnee, where he later died from his wounds.

Police working the case were able to identify Dyke as the suspect thanks to surveillance cameras from homes in that area. One video captured Dyke and Little walking down the street, with police recognizing Dyke as the person in that video.

While Dyke managed to avoid arrest for more than a day, several tips from the community helped officers locate and arrest him on Aug. 29.

The two allegedly were first arguing in the area of Dewey and Hobson Streets as they walked; Little was shot and killed in the roadway at Broadway and Dewey Streets.

Little was a lifelong Shawnee resident and attended both Shawnee and Tecumseh Schools, according to his obituary.

Dyke, who is jailed without bond in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, is scheduled to appear in court again in October.

Watch for updates as the case progresses.