Suspect arrested in murder of Justice Mitchell

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka Police report a 17-year-old suspect has been arrested for the shooting death of an 18-year-old Topeka man.

During the early morning hours on June 26, Topeka Police responded to a shooting in West Topeka near 10th and SW Billard Ave.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Justice Mitchell in the 3000 block of SW 10th with life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Mitchell was transported to a local hospital by AMR where he later died. He was a May 2017 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School.

Shawnee County District Attorney Michael Kagay tells KSNT News Topeka Police made the arrest based on probable cause. The Topeka Police Department is forwarding the reports and affidavit to Kagay’s office for a charging decision.

Charges are expected to be made Wednesday or Thursday according to Kagay.

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