Man Arrested After Overnight Shooting, Standoff

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW-TV)-- Several people were questioned Thursday morning after an overnight shooting that left one man with possible life threatening injuries.

Just before midnight Wednesday, officers responded to a possible shooting victim at the Kwik Shop at 1114 N Topeka Boulevard.

When they arrived, they found a male victim with possible life threatening injuries. Police believe he walked from a nearby home to the Kwik Shop after being shot.

He was taken to a local hospital and was listed in serious condition.

Police say the possible crime scene was located at 1228 Northwest Harrison. Police surrounded the home around 12:30 a.m. Thursday and the SWAT team was called in to assist.

Officers then used a loud speaker and asked for the people inside the house to come out.

Around 1:00 a.m., two men came out and were put into handcuffs by officers. However, the suspect that police were looking for did not come out and officers continued to ask the man to come out. Around 1:20 a.m. officers turned off the power to the house and the Swat team went inside. They found a six-year-old child inside who was not harmed.

The two men were taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

Officials shut down North Topeka boulevard at Morse during the nearly two-hour standoff.

During the investigation, police located the suspect 24 year-old Rodney Broadnax, Jr. of Topeka walking on the Kansas Ave. Bridge.

Broadnax was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on aggravated battery.


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