Topeka man arrested in connection with shooting from Sunday

Donald Cornelius Dugan, 43, of Topeka, has been arrested in connection with a shooting from Sunday in the capital city. (Shawnee County Jail)

A 43-year-old man was behind bars on Thursday in connection with a weekend shooting in East Topeka.


The arrested man was identified as Donald Cornelius Dugan, of Topeka.

According to Topeka police Capt. Bryan Wheeles, officers around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday followed up on a citizen tip related to a shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon in the 1800 block of S.E. 10th.

During their investigation on Wednesday, officers located Dugan, a suspect in the shooting, at a residence in the 700 block of S.W. Buchanan.

Wheeles said Dugan was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning, then booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with aggravated battery.

Wheeles said Dugan has an “extensive criminal history with multiple felony convictions.”

Wheeles thanked community members for their assistance in helping officers locate Dugan.

Police earlier said the shooting for which Dugan was arrested occurred around 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of S.E. 10th.

Topeka police officers were sent to the scene after receiving a report of shots being fired in the area. Wheeles said officers located a crime scene and were beginning their investigation when two adult victims arrived at a local hospital, one of whom was suffering from a gunshot wound not considered to be life-threatening.

The victims in the incident were Shamar Pennington, 36, and Chey Wesley 41, police said.

Wheeles said officers learned the shooting stemmed from an argument between known individuals.

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