New Details In Fatal Topeka Home Invasion

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Topeka (WIBW) - Topeka Police said a man shot during a home invasion in central Topeka Monday night has died. It's the second time in two weeks that an intruder was shot and killed during a break in.


It happened just before 7 pm at 514 SW Tyler. Topeka Police say they were called to a possible burglary at one of the apartments and discovered the suspect with a gunshot wound. Residents say a man broke in and demanded money.

Officials say that man was Reuel Bridges, 28, of Topeka.

The resident says he got his gun. Bridges tried to fight him, so he fired his weapon and called police.

Bridges was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should call Crime Stoppers 234-0007 or Detectives at 785-368-9400.