Man Breaks Into Apartment, Gets Stabbed By Resident

TOPEKA, Kan. - At 3:47 AM, March 5, 2009, the Topeka Police Officers responded to a break-in in progress at 525 SW Clay #2.

Officers arrived to find the door to the apartment had been kicked in. The resident was found shaken-up and had blood on his hands. After initial interviews of the victim and witnesses, police found that an acquaintance of the victim had taken issue with the victim and broke into the apartment, where a fight ensued.

During the fight the intruder was stabbed, causing serious injury. The intruder was able flee the scene on foot. Officers were unable to locate the suspect at the time.

The suspect walked into a local hospital at 5:38 AM. Police were notified and arrived to make contact with the suspect, who was conscious and alert. Necessary medical treatment was needed.

A clear criminal motive and further details of the crime are being investigated. The following criminal charges will be assessed on the suspect, whose name is being withheld at this time; Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Battery.

Police are continuing to investigate and ask that anyone with information call detectives at 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.


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