TOPEKA, Kan. – Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal shooting and have a suspect in custody.
Just before 1;30 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a call for service reporting an Aggravated Battery in the 2200 Block SE Ohio Street in Topeka, according to Lt. Jerry Monasmith. Upon arrival, officers found a
an 18-year-old victim identified as Ashley T. Usher of Topeka inside the residence suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
Officers were able to secure the scene, while first responders performed first aid.
EMS transported her to a local hospital initially with what was thought to be non-life threating injuries.
She died at the hospital, according to Monasmith.
As a result of the investigation, police have arrested and booked one 17-year-old juvenile male was booked into the Shawnee County Juvenile Department of Corrections on charges of murder in the 2nd degree, criminal use of, a weapon and theft, according to Lt. Jennifer Cross.