Topeka Police searching for person of interest in Wednesday Shooting

Published: Jun. 22, 2017 at 3:27 PM CDT
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Investigators have identified a person of interest in a south Topeka shooting that injured one man and his dog.

In an update Thursday afternoon, the Topeka Police Dept. says the people involved knew each other. They are looking for Dennis Dean Neff, 61.

Police say officers found the victim shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when they responded to reports of a shooting in the 4700 block of S. Topeka Blvd.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was treated by medical personnel at the scene and released, police said. His dog was reportedly struck by a projectile as well, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Topeka Police said Wednesday a person fired a shotgun with birdshot from a residence located on the property behind the O'Reilly Auto Parts store. They say some type of argument preceded the shots.

Police initially believed the suspect was still on the property. Officers set up a perimeter around the location and a K9 searched the premises.

They wrapped up their search of the property just before 10:30 p.m. without locating the suspect.