Man arrested in connection with deadly-shooting in E. Wichita

Donovan Harrington
Donovan Harrington(Sedgwick County Jail)
Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 9:30 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - (Update Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020): Wichita Police have arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting in east Wichita earlier this week.

25-year-old Donovan Harrington was arrested for second-degree murder on Tuesday during a vehicle stop. The shooting resulted in the death of Miguel Tapia, 27.

According to police, Tapia was driving a vehicle with Harrington and two other people as passengers. Harrington and Tapia then got into an argument, where Harrington then shot Tapia. Harrington and the passengers ran from the vehicle and flagged down a driver to get a ride.

WPD also said Harrington has been convicted of several other felonies and is currently on parole through the Kansas Department of Corrections.

(Update Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020): The Wichita Police Department asks for the public’s help in identifying and locating a vehicle possibly connected with a deadly shooting that happened Monday morning in east Wichita.

Tuesday, police released photos of the vehicle, a teal Ford F-150 pickup. Police said the truck’s driver was in the area during the time of the shooting and may have information that could help investigators.

“If you have information about who the driver is, please contact WPD Investigations at 316-268-4407,” the department said in a news release.


Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified a man fatally injured in a shooting Monday morning in east Wichita as 27-year-old Miguel Tapia, of Wichita.

At about 7:30 a.m., police responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of South Armour Drive (near Kellogg and Rock Road). When they arrived, officers found Tapia wounded, outside of a gray Nissan Pathfinder.

Police said Tapia died from his injuries at a local hospital.

“The investigation has revealed that Tapia was inside the Pathfinder when a disturbance broke out, and he was shot,” police said. “This incident was not random, and it remains under investigation.”

Anyone who has information about what happened should call the WPD Homicide Section at 316-268-4407. They may also call the See Something, Say Something Hotline at 316-519-2282, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 316-267-2111.


Monday morning, Aug. 17, 2020:

Wichita police are investigating a shooting in east Wichita that left one man injured.

Officers were called to Gilbert and Armor, near Kellogg and Rock Road, around 7:30 a.m. after a man was found in the street with several gunshot wounds. The man was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

We expect to learn more about the shooting at the police department’s daily briefing at 10 a.m.

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