Rice Road incident connected to overnight shooting

(Shawnee Co. Jail)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- Topeka Police say several people were detained and a person of interest was taken into custody, connected to an early morning shooting in north Topeka.

According to TPD, officers were at the home in the 400 block of SW Rice Road around 9:45a.m. Wednesday due to an ongoing investigation.They left the area to only be called back around 12:30p.m.

Officers say several people were detained from the home. Only Austin Dickey, 24, was taken into custody under suspicion of aggravated battery and felony possession of a firearm.

They say it's in connection to a shooting where 47-year-old Royal T. St. Clair was listed critical condition Wednesday morning.

Topeka police were called around 2 a.m. Wednesday to a residence at the Coachlight Village Mobile Home Park in the 100 block of N.E. Coachlight Drive.

Responding officers found St. Clair suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound at a mobile home at 163 N.E. Coachlight Drive.

St. Clair was transported to a Topeka hospital by American Medical Response ambulance, where he remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.