19-year-old arrested in double homicide in Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in a double homicide in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Larry Huggins III, of Topeka, was booked Thursday night into the Shawnee County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Bond is expected to be set at a Friday morning court appearance.

He showed up at a hospital Tuesday night with a gunshot wound, three hours after 15-year-old Owen Hughes and 21-year-old Reginald McKinney Jr. were fatally shot. Witnesses told police that they saw people running from the area after the shooting.

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Police say a teenager and a young man were killed in a shooting in Topeka.

Spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said 15-year-old Owen Hughes and 21-year-old Reginald McKinney Jr., both of Topeka, were shot to death Tuesday in southeast Topeka.

Officers found one victim inside a home and another outside the home.

No arrests or suspect descriptions were released early Wednesday.

Police are looking for three or four men who were seen running from the scene.

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