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TPD searches for suspects in Friday night shooting

TPD is looking for Harlee Borders and Devonta Miller in relation to a shooting
TPD is looking for Harlee Borders and Devonta Miller in relation to a shooting(Phil Anderson)
Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 10:47 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Multiple officers from TPD responded to an area near of SE 31st and Adams after receiving calls of a possible shooting in the 3100 block of SE Bryant.

TPD said around 10:20 p.m. Friday, they received the calls and responded. They located a two-vehicle accident at the SE Adams location.

They said two people were located in a building with apparent gun wounds and one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

TPD has identified the deceased as 39-year-old Kristi A. Rodriguez of Chanute.

The other was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. A third person involved was transported by AMR to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as well. But, TPD says they are expected to recover from their injuries.

Homicide detectives are looking into both scenes to see if they are connected.

TPD said it is asking the public’s help in finding two people of interest in the case. It said it is looking for Devonta B. Miller, 28, of Topeka, and Harlee E. Borders, 21, of Marysville.

As of 2 a.m. Saturday, TPD said to avoid the areas as they investigate. They said SE Adams is shutoff between SE 29th and SE Golfpark Ave.

TPD said if anyone knows of the shooting, they should call 911 immediately. Anonymous tips can also be made by calling Shawnee Co. Crime Stoppers 785-234-0007.

Further information will come from the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

13 News will continue to follow this story.

Topeka Police were on the scene late Friday of a reported shooting in southeast Topeka.

Multiple officers responded to an area near SE 31st and Adams. People should avoid the area.

TPD has identified the deceased as 39-year-old Kristi A. Rodriguez of Chanute. TPD also says the other two victims are expected to recover from their injuries.

The police department is asking for the public’s help to locate two persons of interest for this case:

28-year-old, Devonta B. Miller, of Topeka and Harlee E. Borders, 21-years-old from Marysville.

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