Arrest made in southwest Wichita homicide

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police have arrested a man in connection to an April 18 homicide that occurred in southwest Wichita.

DeWayne Austin Cope, 30, is accused in the murder of Trenton Custer.

A neighbor found Custer dead inside a mobile home in the 3800 block of south Meridian earlier this month. 

See previous story: Wichita Police search for suspects in deadly shooting

Investigators believe there was a fight inside the home. Police say the 39-year-old had been shot several times.

Cope is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder as well as probation violations and a fugitive from justice warrant in Oklahoma. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records state Cope is on Community Corrections for forgery and drug possession. He also has numerous prior drug-related convictions.

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