Police say a fight between brothers triggered Wichita’s latest homicide

Crime

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Wichita police say a fatal shooting Monday afternoon in south Wichita started after an argument between two brothers.

Thomas and Troy Harris were at Thomas’ apartment in the 2700 block of South St. Francis around 1 p.m. Monday. Police say the two got into a disturbance and that Thomas fired multiple shots at Troy.

According to Officer Charley Davidson, Wichita Police Department, Thomas Harris, 61, fled the scene on foot while Troy Harris, 68, made it outside the apartment and collapsed.

The victim died at a Wichita hospital.

Thomas Harris (Photo courtesy Sedgwick County Jail)

Davidson says police investigated and determined Thomas Harris was the suspect. They found and arrested him Monday night.

They booked him into the Sedgwick County jail on suspicion of 2nd-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

Davidson says investigators will present the case to the district attorney’s office.

Davidson says this is Wichita’s 40th criminal homicide of the year. He says there were 36 criminal homicides in all of 2019.

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