Topeka man arrested in murder of road rage victim

Daniel Askew

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — A Topeka man was arrested for his involvement in the murder of a man who was shot during a road rage incident.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daniel Askew was arrested Tuesday for conspiracy to commit first degree murder.  28-year-old Michael Stadler died from his injuries at a hospital. He had been taken to St. Francis Health Center Saturday around 12:30 a.m. with life-threatening injuries.

Saturday night Stadler was riding in a car on SW 29th Street and SW Burlingame Road. He became involved in a road rage argument with unknown people that led to the shooting.

Topeka Police said the available vehicle information is a dark blue Chevrolet SUV or a red or orange motorcycle.

The case is still under investigation. Police said more arrests are possible.

Topeka Police ask anyone with information to call 785-368-9551 or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.


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