Bond set for suspect in Tuesday's shooting

Colby Dean Brown appears, via video, in court on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (WIBW/Steve Fry)
Colby Dean Brown appears, via video, in court on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (WIBW/Steve Fry)(WIBW)
Published: Jul. 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM CDT
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A man arrested in connection with the shooting Tuesday of a 29-year-old victim must post a $75,000 bond in order to be released from Shawnee County Jail, a judge said Wednesday.

Colby Dean Brown, 19, was booked into jail in connection with aggravated battery and aggravated assault, which are felonies, and a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, Shawnee County District Court Judge Jason Geier told Brown during his first appearance hearing.

Police responded about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to the report of a domestic disturbance in an Oakland neighborhood.

Brown was booked into jail at 8:48 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.

Topeka police identified the victim as Daniel Dirk, who was shot in the 1300 block of N.E. Forest.

After Dirk was rushed to a hospital, police initially reported he suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

Geier read the offenses to Brown, who told the judge he would be hiring a lawyer to represent him. Geier told Brown that the court could appoint one to defend Brown if need be.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Henderson recommended that the judge set the $75,000 bond, which Geier did.

The district attorney's office has until 5 p.m. Friday to file criminal charges in the case, or Brown would be released from jail, the judge said.

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