Man arrested, several people taken into custody in connection to north Topeka shooting

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Police were on scene at a home in east Topeka at least twice on Wednesday.

Topeka police said Austin J. Dickey, 24, was arrested under suspicion of aggravated battery and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon in connection to Wednesday’s early morning shooting.

He was taken into custody in the 400 block of Southeast Rice Road. Several others were also taken into custody for questioning and the home was being held on a search warrant.

Police identified the shooting victim as Royal St. Clair, 47, of Topeka and is in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. If you have information, you’re asked to email telltpd@topeka.org or call the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400.

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