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Topeka police say shooting leaves 37-year-old man dead

August 25, 2021 GMT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A shooting at a Topeka motel left one man dead and another behind bars, police there said.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon, when officers were called around 1:45 p.m. to Travelers Inn for reports of a shooting, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found a man with gunshot wounds, and paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police identified the victim as James Epps Jr., 37, of Topeka. Police later arrested 19-year-old Isaiah Krainbill, of Topeka, on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case.