Topeka homicide victim identified as Wichita woman

Awnterio D. Lowery (KSN Photo)
Awnterio D. Lowery (KSN Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – The victim in a fatal weekend shooting in Topeka has been identified as a Wichita woman who had been married just hours earlier.

Police on Tuesday released the identity of 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport-Ray. She was shot about 1:30 a.m. Sunday at an intersection south of downtown Topeka and died several hours later at a hospital.

The Topeka Police Department arrested 30-year-old Awnterio D. Lowery for first degree felony murder.

Lowery had his bond set at $1 million during a court appearance Tuesday.

Police said earlier that officers who responded to the shooting also found a traffic accident had occurred.

A friend of the victim told the Topeka Capital-Journal that Davenport-Ray had lived in Wichita for the past 10 years working at Beechcraft and had just returned to Topeka for her wedding Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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