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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 23, 2018

Wichita Man’s Appearance in Video Leads to Sentence for Gun Crime

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man who appeared in a music video with marijuana and guns was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Shundell C. Barkus, 23, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances. In his plea, he admitted that he and other defendants appeared in a rap video filmed at a residence in the 1500 block of North Green in Wichita. In the video, they were seen smoking marijuana while they possessed firearms. A search warrant served at the residence found 2.5 pounds of marijuana and a variety of firearms.

McAllister commended the Wichita Police, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.

Co-defendants include:

Dondre E. Broom, 23, Wichita., Kan., who was sentenced to four years in federal prison.

De’Adrian A. Johnson, 23, Wichita., Kan., who was sentenced to six months in prison.

Imanuel S. Norwood, 20, Wichita, Kan., who is awaiting trial.

Mario J. Smith, 29, Wichita, Kan.,who is set for sentencing June 27.

Keandre D. Summers, 22, Wichita, Kan., who is awaiting trial.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  All U.S. Attorney’s Offices have been directed to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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Updated April 23, 2018