Crime & Courts

Wichita police arrest suspect in Dollar General shooting deaths

Wichita police have arrested 19-year-old Marquis Marshall, the man sought in the shooting deaths of two men Friday at a Wichita Dollar General store near 13th and Oliver.

Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte said by phone late Sunday that Marshall was taken into custody in the 400 block of North Hillside around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Marshall was booked into Sedgwick County jail under suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder, Nolte said.

Bond has not yet been set.

An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for Marshall in connection with slaying of 79-year-old Hank Harvey and Zachary Hunt, 22, Friday night at the Dollar General at the Providence Square shopping center, near Oliver and 13th Street.

Hunt – a store employee – and Harvey, who his family says went to the store to buy candy for his grandchildren, were found near the front door of the store after police responded to a report of a shooting there at 8:10 p.m. Both were pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say there is no known connection between Marshall and his victims.

More details on Marshall’s arrest will be released Monday morning at City Hall, Nolte said.

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