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Person of interest in latest Topeka homicide arrested in Jackson Co.

Police are looking for Jason M. Thomas, 37 of Topeka.
Police are looking for Jason M. Thomas, 37 of Topeka.(Topeka Police Department | WIBW)
Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 4:42 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2020 at 3:07 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Jackson Co. Sheriff Office announced Jason M. Thomas, 37, was arrested Monday in connection with a homicide in Topeka.

He has been booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on charges of 2nd degree intentional homicide and felon in possession of a firearm.

Thomas is listed as a person of interest in the Saturday shooting death of 35-year-old Matthew Pressler.

Thomas was taken into custody after he was seen leaving a residence in Delia, Kansas by a Jackson County detective.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of SW Roosevelt St. around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

Pressler was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sept. 28, 11:00 a.m.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Police Officers are looking for a person of interest in the city’s latest homicide.

According to a news release, they are looking for Jason M. Thomas, 37 of Topeka.

“If you see Thomas, call 911 immediately and do not attempt to apprehend him yourself,” they said in the release.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of SW Roosevelt St. around 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

Matthew Pressler, 35, of Topeka, was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007.

Sept. 28, 9:00 a.m.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Police Department has identified the man that was shot and killed in his home early Saturday morning.

The Topeka Police Department says it has identified the victim of an early morning shooting on Saturday as Matthew Pressler, 35, of Topeka.

TPD said officers are still investigating the incident.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, TPD is encouraging them to email telltpd@topeka.org or call its Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400.

Anonymous tips can also be made to the Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007 or online.

Sept. 26, 4:42 a.m.

Topeka Police investigate after one person shot and killed Saturday morning

The Topeka Police Department is investigating after one person was found shot and killed early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 300 block of SW Roosevelt St. around 2:45 a.m.

Police said they found one man suffering from gunshot wounds, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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