TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 25-year-old from Topeka is in custody and has been charged with murder in the first degree after police respond to a medical emergency, according to the Topeka Police Department.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, at approximately 11:40 a.m. the Topeka Police Department responded to a medical emergency in the 200 block of N.W. Knox Ave. One individual was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died, according to authorities.

As a result of an investigation, detectives were notified of a suspicious death. Following the investigation, Elisha Burton, 25 , of Topeka, was taken to the Shawnee County Department of
Corrections for the listed charges:

  • Murder in the 1st degree; Intentional and premeditated