TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Criminal charges were filed by Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay Thursday against an 18-year-old accused of murdering a 19-year-old.

D’Mario Valdivia, 18, is accused of shooting and killing Ja’Sean Alston, 19, last Friday.

Officers said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the 1200 block of Southwest Washburn Avenue. They said they found a vehicle with Alston bleeding and unresponsive in the front passenger seat, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Valdivia was arrested and charged Monday. He faces the following charges:

  • Premeditated first degree murder
  • First Degree murder
  • Inherently dangerous felony
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Aggravated robbery

Valdivia is being held on a $1,000,000 bond. His next court date is set for next Thursday.