Arrest made in Topeka homicide case of a juvenile

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – A 23-year-old man has been arrested by the Topeka Police Department for the shooting death of a 16 year old.

According to a recent release from TPD, Clint William Smith, 23, of Topeka, was arrested on the charges of Murder in the 1st degree and aggravated assault, and use of a deadly weapon.

Topeka police were contacted at 7:22 p.m. on April 15, 2021, and dispatched to the area of 6th Avenue and S.E. Chandler St. in reference to a shooting. They found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound who was sent to a local hospital.

The victim was pronounced dead by medical care staff at the hospital upon arrival. Police identified the teen killed in the shooting as Emmanuel I. Torres, 16, of Topeka.

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