Two arrested after shots fired investigation leads to two locations in West Topeka

A pair has been arrested after mid-afternoon shots fired led officials to investigate two separate locations in West Topeka.
Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 5:41 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A pair has been arrested after mid-afternoon shots fired led officials to investigate two separate locations in West Topeka.

The Topeka Police Department says that just before 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, officers were called to the area of 21st and SW Belle Ave. with reports of gunshots heard in the 1700 block of S.W. Kent Place.

When officials arrived, they said they found no one had been injured in connection to the incident.

During the investigation, TPD said officials found information that led them to the 3200 block of SW Arrowhead Rd. where two believed to have been involved were taken into custody for further questioning.

As a result of the investigation, officials said both Justin R. Russell, 42, and Ashley B. Hinklin, 22, of Topeka, were arrested and booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections on aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. Both remain behind bars with no bond listed.