Two Injured in Home Invasion, 1 Suspect in Police Custody

By: Brian Dorman
By: Brian Dorman

Topeka, KS (WIBW)-- Two people were injured Tuesday night during a home invasion at 6100 SW 25th Street.

Police say two men were waiting in the backyard for a person to return to the home around 10:30PM.

Mohammad Asif-Waqas, 25, arrived at 10:40p.m. Police say he was approached by two black males. According to Asif-Waqas' family one man took his watch, jewelry, and up to $500.

Police say that same man stayed outside on "look out" meanwhile the other suspect took the young man inside the home. While inside the suspect demanded money from Asif-Waqas and threatened him telling him he was armed. A fight between both men broke-out, at the same time Asif-Waqas' father pulled up in the driveway.

Both men were able to hold the suspect, Danny Bussey Smith, until Topeka Police arrived. The suspect was taken to Stormont Vail hospital for unknown injuries he sustained during the fight. Asif-Waqas was taken to St. Francis hospital with cuts and bruises to his face.

"We realize that you have the right to protect your property and yourself from harm. We don't encourage it a alot of times. We would encourage breaking away and getting away and calling police. Let us come face that danger, but this may have been a situation where they didn't have a choice," Captain Jerry Stanley with TPD said.

Asif-Waqas' family says he is doing better today although wouldn't say if he was still being hospitalized. They said in all they got away with his watch, jewelry and money. They say they don't believe he knew his attackers.

As for the other suspect, Topeka Police say he was able to get away, all they have for a description is a black male.

Police say Smith was being less than cooperative and wouldn't even give them his name at first; he was identified by his tattoos. Once released from the hospital, Smith was booked into the Shawnee County Jail on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated robbery.


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