Police ID victim in weekend shooting

Topeka Police have identified the victim from Sunday’s shooting as 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport from Wichita.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder had his bond set at $1 million during a court appearance Tuesday. Police said earlier that officers who responded to the shooting also found a traffic accident had occurred.

A friend of the victim told the Capital-Journal that Davenport-Ray had lived in Wichita for the past 10 years working at Beechcraft and had just returned to Topeka for her wedding Saturday.


Davenport died after a shooting in Topeka Sunday morning.

According to Topeka Police, a gunshot victim was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. The Topeka Police Department arrested 30-year-old Awnterio D. Lowery for first degree felony murder.

Early Sunday morning, officers were called to 19th and Kansas Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Officers are still investigating what happened, but say Davenport was taken to an area hospital with life threatening injuries, where she later died.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Topeka Police Department at (785) 368-9551 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

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