Police ID victim and suspect in southeast Topeka murder

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka Police are investigating a fight between two men that led to the death of one person in southeast Topeka.

The incident happened on the 2700 block of Indiana Avenue late Tuesday night. Police say the fight happened behind a home on the block.

One man, identified as Reginald A. Moten II, 39, was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The other man involved in the fight, identified as Michael Stephen Murphy, 40,  was taken into custody. He was booked into jail for 2nd degree murder and a weapons violation.

Further investigation revealed that Murphy and Moten II were involved in a physical altercation. Both were known to each other and police believe there are not any additional suspects.

Murphy’s first court appearance was Wednesday morning where his bond was set at $1 million.

This is a developing story. KSNT News will continue to update this post as soon as we learn more information.

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