Shawnee County prosecutor files charges against second person in April 4 murder

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed criminal charges against a second person connected to a late-night April 4 shooting, according to a Wednesday afternoon news release.

Topeka police responded to Fifth and Western streets and found 28-year-old D’Angelo Payne dead from a gunshot injury to the head.

District Attorney Kagay filed charges against Diquan Clayton for:

  • First degree murder
  • Conspiracy to commit first degree murder
  • Criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle

After the initial April investigation, officers also arrested co-defendant James Boatwright on charges of first degree murder, firing a gun into an occupied car and violating Governor Laura Kelly’s Stay At Home order.

Both Boatwright and Clayton are being held on a $1 million bond and await trial.

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