Topeka man arrested for 7th homicide of 2023, victim identified
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A 47-year-old man in Topeka is behind bars and a victim has been identified for the Capital City’s seventh murder of 2023.
The Topeka Police Department says that Wesley T. Rayton, 47, of Topeka has been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the area of SE 34th St. and SE Virginia Ave. The victim was identified as Michael R. Comp, 40, of Topeka.
Around 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, TPD officials responded to reports of a shooting in the 900 block of SE 34th St. When they arrived, they found an unidentified victim with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
TPD indicates that Rayton was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections on murder in the 1st degree, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a deadly weapon.
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