19-year-old arrested in shooting death of man at Travelers Inn
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A teen has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man Tuesday afternoon at a south Topeka motel.
The shooting was reported just after 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Travelers Inn, 3846 S.W. Topeka Blvd.
Responding officers with the Topeka Police Department said they found 37-year-old, James Epps Jr., of Topeka, suffering from life-threatening injuries believed to be related to the shooting. American Medical Response team members pronounced Epps dead at the scene.
Multiple people were taken into custody.
Authorities later said Isaiah Krainbill, 19, of Topeka, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail Tuesday morning around 1 a.m.
He is being held for Murder in the First Degree; Intentional and Premeditated and Criminal Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
Epps, the victim, was arrested back in January on drug charges. Traveler’s Inn where the homicide occurred has a troubled history as a location frequently visited by law enforcement for various incidents. See links to related 13 News stories below:
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