Victim identified in Friday morning shooting


A man has died after being shot on his front porch.

Police were called to the 600 block of Tyler around 1:50 Friday morning on a shooting call.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Patrick Lightbourn Jr. of Topeka. He did not survive wounds sustained in the incident and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  The crime scene, located at 620 SW Tyler, is still being held as the investigation continues.  The gunshots are believed to have been fired from a green Dodge Neon 4-door occupied by several people.  Evidence may indicate this was a targeted act and not a random act of violence.

Anyone with knowledge of this incident is asked to contact the Topeka Police Department at (785) 368-9551 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

Police say there is currently no evidence that this shooting is related to last week’s shooting in Topeka.


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