Topeka Police looking for person of interest related to overnight shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police are looking for a person of interest in regards to an overnight shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

Topeka police says they are looking for 26-year-old Deontay Kashif Spearman, of Topeka, for questioning.

At 1:43 Wednesday morning, officers were sent to St. Francis hospital in reference to a shooting victim that had just arrived by a private vehicle.

Officers made contact with the male victim who says he was in the 400 block of SE Winfield when he was shot by a black man in his twenties, medium build with long braided hair.

According to a release from police, the victim suffered injuries believed to be non-life threatening and is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or information related to the incident contact Detective George Henley at 785-861-9739 or


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