One arrested after overnight shooting at south Topeka mobile home park

One taken to hospital by American Medical Response ambulance
One person was injured early Wednesday after he was shot at a south Topeka mobile home park, authorities said.
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 7:34 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One person was injured early Wednesday after he was shot at a south Topeka mobile home park, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 1:18 a.m. Wednesday in a mobile home park in the 3800 block of S.W. South Park Avenue.

Responding officers found one person who had been wounded in the shooting, police said.

That person was transported to Stormont Vail Hospital by American Medical Response ambulance.

The victim’s condition wasn’t available as of 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police were at the scene after sunrise to continue their investigation.

Yellow crime/scene tape was placed over a wide area between two mobile homes.

The Topeka Police Department says Rajhgerio Smith, 21, of Topeka, was arrested in connection to the incident. Smith was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections for Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

Rajhgerio Smith
Rajhgerio Smith(Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections)

TPD has not released any further information about the arrest.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information should report it to TPD at 785-368-9400 or the Shawnee Co. Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

13's Phil Anderson's initial update via Facebook Live following a shooting in the 3800 block of SW South Park Ave. in Topeka.