Authorities ID Shooter in Topeka Double Homicide, Suicide

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The Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office said Antwan M. Muhammed killed two others before killing himself the night of April 12.

The Topeka chapter of the story begins at 9:00 p.m. when Muhammed, who lived in Johnson County, exited the Kansas Turnpike in Topeka driving his silver Nissan X-Terra, District Attorney Chad Taylor said.

At 9:14 p.m. Shawnee County dispatched received a 911 call from somebody inside the house. When officers arrived six minutes later, they discovered three people, Shawna Solis, Howard Givens, and Muhammed dead inside. Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said when officers arrived they treated the investigation as if it were a triple homicide until investigators knew for certain it was a double homicide, suicide.

Six other people were in the home, another adult and five children aged 16 to nine months ran out of the back door and to the emergency room at Stormont Vail, explained Taylor. The group ran when Muhammed got to the home and got into a confrontation with Solis and Givens. Taylor said to his knowledge Solis and Givens were just good friends and not romantically involved.

According to reports Muhammad used seven bullets to kill Solis, Givens, and then himself. It was the end of a long history of domestic violence between Muhammad and Solis who had moved to Topeka to get away from the toxic relationship, said Taylor. The two had been separated since August Taylor explained. He added the couple had two children together who were present before the shootings.

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