Lawyer: Topeka group home attacker was victim’s brother

(KSNT Photo/James Ryan)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lawyer says the man suspected of killing three people at a Topeka home for the disabled was the brother of one of the victims, who worked at the home.

Police on Monday identified the suspected gunman as 25-year-old Joshua Gueary and those killed Sunday as 29-year-old Larry Gueary, 20-year-old Soren Galvez, and 64-year-old Jesus Galvez. They say Joshua Gueary apparently killed himself after killing the others.

Pedro Irigonegaray, a lawyer for the Topeka home’s owners, Jonathan and Gina Allen, said Monday that Joshua and Larry Gueary were brothers and that Jesus and Soren Galvez were Gina Allen’s father and brother. They were servicing the home when they were killed. A fourth victim was injured and is expected to survive.

Police have not released a possible motive for the attack.

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