Memorial services held for pastor killed in Topeka as investigation handed to DA

Memorial services were held over the weekend for an 81-year-old Arizona pastor who was shot to death while visiting family in Topeka.
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 12:40 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Memorial services were held over the weekend for an 81-year-old Arizona pastor who was shot to death while visiting family in Topeka as the investigation was handed to the District Attorney’s Office.

Services were held for Pastor Donald Woolridge on Saturday morning, Nov. 19, at the church he led in Florence, Ariz.

Woolridge was shot to death about a month prior at a home in the 3300 block of SE Fremont St. Investigators did take one person into custody, however, they were released following an interview.

Topeka Police have since said that the case will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office with the possibility of consideration for self-defense.

The Topeka Police Department said that on Friday, it presented its investigation into the case to the Shawnee Co. District Attorney’s Office.

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