Victim and suspect identified in Hutchinson homicide


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – Hutchinson police officers have identified the victim of Friday’s shooting in Hutchinson.

According to Captain Troy Hoover with the Hutchinson Police Department, Clarence D. Allen, 42, of Hutchinson is the victim of the shooting. Quinton Moore, 34, of Hutchinson was arrested for suspicion of first-degree murder. Moore is being held in the Reno County Correctional Facility with a set bond of $500,000.

Donnie Taylor has known both the victim and the suspect in this case for several years. He described Allen as a hard worker and family man who had three kids.

Taylor also said the killing struck him as odd since he said Allen and Moore are friends. He can’t understand what led up to all of this.

“This is a tragedy and it’s sad because two lives, there is a man, a father that is deceased and there is a dear friend that is in jail,” said Taylor.

The investigation is still underway. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Hutchinson Police Department at 694-2816.

1:34 p.m.

Hutchinson police are investigating a homicide. The homicide happened on East 30th Street and Waldron around 6:30 a.m.

Officers arrived and found a man with gunshot wounds. Right now, they have a suspect in custody.

Officials haven’t released the name of the victim pending notification of family members.

Police are still investigating.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Hutchinson Police Department at 694-2816.

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