UPDATE: The Topeka Police Department have identified the man who was killed Thursday morning as Aaron D. Shepherd 49 of Topeka.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department confirmed one man was killed by what appeared to be gunshot wounds Thursday morning. The victim was taken to the hospital where he died.

The public was asked to avoid traveling on SW 17th between Topeka and Washburn; a stretch of 17th between SW Clay and SW Lincoln is currently closed as officers continue to investigate the scene. The street was cleared by 11 a.m.

Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of SW 17 Street in Topeka and found the man.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to email telltpd@topeka.org or
contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400.

Anonymous tips can be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007. You can also make anonymous tips online at www.p3tips.com/128.