Manhattan murder suspect transported to Riley County

Steven Harris and Cora Brown

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNT/KAKE) – Riley County Police say Steven Harris, the man arrested for murdering one man and attempting to murder another man in Manhattan, has been booked into the Riley County Jail. Cora Brown was also booked for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Wichita police confirmed they arrested Harris at a motel Thursday night and were holding Brown, as well.

Authorities say Steven Harris was arrested at the Motel 6 on East Kellogg Drive.They also took Cora Brown into custody. Brown has been described as possibly being in danger, after disappearing earlier in the week.

The commotion began in the early evening hours extending well into the night.

Officers say news coverage of the manhunt helped lead to the arrest:

Officers with RCPD were sent to the 2800 block of Nelson’s Landing Sunday night after reports of a shooting in the area. When officers arrived on scene they found one man identified as German Gonzalez-Garcia, 39, of Manhattan, had died from gunshot wounds.

Officers found a second man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken by air ambulance to Stormont Vail in Topeka in critical condition.

This is a developing story. We will continue to update it as we learn more information.

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