Man shoots at driver in east Topeka; flees on foot after chase

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police are looking for a man involved in a shooting in east Topeka.

The shooting happened around 5:10 Tuesday evening near the intersection of 27th and Illinois. Police received a call in reference to a woman who was rammed by another vehicle. Police say the driver of the other vehicle showed a handgun and shot at the caller. A short time later, a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car was located in the area and followed by officers.

As officers were following the vehicle, the male driver began punching the female passenger. Officers attempted to pull the driver over, but the suspect refused to stop and a short chase began. The chase ended a short time later in the 1900 block of Colorado where the suspect fled on foot.

The passenger of the car was taken into custody and police recovered a firearm from the car. However, the driver was not located.

Police describe the driver as an adult while male wearing a grey hoodie.

Police said the woman who was shot at was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Topeka Police.

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