Police investigating after man shot, killed in central Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police say one person is dead after a shooting in central Topeka Sunday.

Police tell KSNT News the shooting happened near 22nd Park and SW Mulvane just after midnight when they arrived on scene, they found a man dead inside a car. They say the car had crashed into some nearby trees.

Officers say a male suspect wearing dark clothes ran from the scene. He was last seen running north of Falley Field.

Washburn Police sent an emergency alert to students, warning them to stay indoors.Officers said they believed the suspect could have been on the campus. They have since given students an “all clear.”

Police do not know whether the suspect and the victim are known to each other.

This marks the third killing in Topeka for 2018.

Police were asking for the public’s help to identify the woman in the photo below. On Monday police said they woman in the photo who they believe was inside the SUV parked at a gas station, also in the photo below, has been identified.

TPD said this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information are asked to call the Topeka Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.




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