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Man, woman identified in domestic-related incident in Montara neighborhood

Authorities investigating deadly incident in Montara
Authorities investigating deadly incident in Montara(WIBW)
Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Authorities identified the man and woman involved in the domestic-related incident on Friday afternoon, leaving both individuals dead in a home in the Montara neighborhood.

Topeka Police have identified the victim in the shooting as Hannah L. King, 20, and the suspect as Connor M. O’mara, 21, both of Topeka. The two had been involved in a relationship.

The relationship between the victim and suspect was girlfriend and boyfriend.

Shawnee Co. Sheriff Brian Hill said after an initial investigation, it was determined that an altercation occurred inside the residence at 1601 SW 69th Terrace.

During the altercation, the female occupant sustained a fatal gunshot wound. The male suspect inside the residence sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This incident is still under investigation.

Authorities say a man and woman were found dead late Friday afternoon in a home in the Montara neighborhood, just south of Topeka.

Shawnee Co. Sheriff Brian Hill said preliminary indications are that it is a murder-suicide, stemming from a domestic incident.

Hill says deputies were responded just after 4 p.m. to the 1600 block of SW 69th Terrace. They found the man and woman dead from gunshot wounds.

Hill says the incident remains under investigation, but they do not believe anyone else is involved. Authorities had about two blocks around the home blocked Friday evening as they investigated, but neighbors were being allowed to come and go.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

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