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Man charged with murder in brother’s deadly shooting

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 3:08 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 at 3:08 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020: A 61-year-old man arrested earlier this week in connection with the shooting death of his brother heard formal charges against him Thursday in Sedgwick County District Court.

Thomas Harris is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. His bond is set at $200,000.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

Wichita police arrested a man Monday evening in the deadly shooting of his older brother.

Officers arrested 61-year-old Thomas Harris and booked him into the Sedgwick County Detention Facility for second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection to the incident.

Officers arrived at an apartment complex in the 2700 block of South St. Francis around 1 p.m. on Monday. They found Troy Harris with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Police then learned there was a disturbance between the brothers and Thomas fired multiple shots striking Troy. Thomas then left the scene but was later arrested.

Police said Thomas had previously been convicted of felony charges. He had only lived in Wichita at that apartment for a few months, according to the police.

Monday, October 12, 2020

One man is dead after a Monday-afternoon shooting in south Wichita. It happened at about 1 p.m. in the 2700 block of South St. Francis. Wichita police say officers responded to a report of a disturbance with shots fired. They say the shooting happened in front of a home.

Police did not identify the man shot but did say he was a black male in his late 40s or 50s.

Police have not made an arrest in the early stages of the active investigation. Anyone with information should call 911.

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