Person dead in shooting near Washburn University in Topeka

January 15, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police are searching for a person of interest in a homicide near Washburn University.

Police Lt. Steve Roth says officers responding to a report of shots fired Sunday morning found a man dead inside a car.

The man was identified Monday as 37-year-old Travis Larsen.

Investigators say a 21-year-old man who is considered a person of interest in the case turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.

Police say someone was seen running from the scene onto the Washburn University campus. The school issued an alert asking students to shelter in place but lifted it when the suspect couldn’t be found on campus.

This was Topeka’s third homicide in the new year.

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