Police investigating possible shooting death of Topeka teen

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Topeka police are looking into a possible shooting that killed a Topeka teen Wednesday morning.

Shortly after midnight, officers went to a reported possible shooting in the 2300 block of Southeast Bellview Avenue. When they arrived, they found James E. Anderson, 19, of Topeka, suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Anderson was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Officers and detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding Anderson’s death.

Police ask anyone with information on the crime to email telltpd@topeka.org or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400. Anonymous tips can also be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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