Oct 18, 2020 4:00 PM

Kansas man charged with murder of his brother

Posted Oct 18, 2020 4:00 PM
Harris-photo Sedgwick County.
Harris-photo Sedgwick County.

SEDGWICK COUNTY — A Kansas man accused in the fatal shooting of his brother made a first court appearance Thursday.

Thomas Harris, 61, Wichita, was charged with 2nd degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney. He’s being held on a bond of $200,000.

Just after 1p.m. Oct. 12, police responded to a shooting call at apartments in the 2700 block of South St. Francis in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson.

The victim identified as 68-year-old Troy Harris reportedly walked down the stairs of the apartment complex and called 911 to report he had been shot.

EMS found him in the complex parking lot and transported him to a nearby hospital with life threatening injuries and he later died, according to Davidson. 

Police a the scene of the fatal shooting investigation Monday -photo courtesy KWCH
Police a the scene of the fatal shooting investigation Monday -photo courtesy KWCH

Investigators learned that Thomas Harris was inside his apartment and his brother Troy was there.  There was a dispute between them, according to Davidson. During the argument, Thomas fired multiple shots at his brother and then fled the apartment complex.

Police located and arrested him Monday night, according to Davidson. He recently moved to Wichita and has a previous felony conviction.

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SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting.

Just after 1p.m. Monday, police responded to a shooting call at apartments in the 2700 block of South St. Francis in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson.

The victim, a man in his late 60s reportedly walked down the stairs of the apartment complex and called 911 to report he had been shot.

EMS transported him to a nearby hospital with life threatening injuries where he later died, according to Davidson. It is not believed to be a random incident.