Police Charge Two Men In Connection To Downtown Lawrence Shootings

Oct 17, 2017

Two Topeka men are in custody in connection with the shootings Oct. 1 in downtown Lawrence that left three people dead and two injured.

Federal and local law enforcement officers arrested Ahmad Rayton and Dominique McMillon on Monday in Topeka.

Rayton is charged with attempted second-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a weapon. McMillon is charged with aggravated assault and battery.

None of the charges stem from the three deaths. The attempted murder charge is related to one of the shooting victims. The assault and battery charges are related to another victim, but that victim was not shot.

The three people killed were Leah Elizabeth Brown, 22, of Shawnee; Colwin Lynn Henderson, 20, of Topeka; and Tremel Dupree Dean, 24, also of Topeka. 

Lawrence Police Captain Adam Heffley said the investigation continues.

“There are still subjects we are looking to interview in this case. We do anticipate further arrests, but for investigative reasons we’re unable to provide a number or a timeline for when they might occur,” Heffley said.

The two men charged made their initial court appearances Tuesday.

Heffley said law enforcement officers have followed around 200 leads during the investigation. He asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact police.

Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio, a partner in the Kansas News Service. Follow him on Twitter @kprkoranda.