Police are investigating a homicide committed Friday at the Travelers Inn

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  • 2022-08-06 01:57:30Z
  • By The Topeka Capital-Journal
A Topeka police officer took down yellow crime scene tape Friday at Travelers Inn, 3846 S.
A Topeka police officer took down yellow crime scene tape Friday at Travelers Inn, 3846 S.  

Topeka police were investigating a gunshot homicide committed Friday afternoon at the Travelers Inn, 3846 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

The victim's name, age and gender hadn't been made public.

Officers were called shortly after 3 p.m. to the scene, said police Lt. Ronnie Connell.

No arrests had been made.

Connell asked anyone with information about the crime to email telltpd@topeka.org or call the Topeka police criminal investigation bureau at 785-368-9400.

Anonymous tips may be made online at www.p3tips.com/128 or by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

Friday's homicide was the second committed in less than a year at the Travelers Inn.

James Norman Epps, 37, was fatally shot in Room 232 there on Aug. 24, 2021, said Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay in a news release.

Isaiah Krainbill, 20, is set to be tried beginning Jan. 2 on a charge of second-degree murder in the killing of Epps, according to Shawnee County District Court records.

Tim Hrenchir can be reached at threnchir@gannett.com or 785-213-5934.

This article originally appeared on Topeka Capital-Journal: Topeka police seek tips from public about homicide committed Friday


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