Police looking for public’s help solving homicide

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The Topeka Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a homicide that happened September of 2018.

On Saturday, Sept. 8, officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 3600 block of SW Skyline Parkway.

When officers arrived in the area, they found 29-year-old Keisheona Wilkins was shot multiple times. Wilkins was transported to a hospital with very serious injuries. Wilkins was paralyzed from the shooting.

Wilkins was also pregnant at the time. The baby did not survive.

Wilkins joined the Topeka Police Chief Bill Cochran in a wheelchair alongside her mother, Bridgett Shuler, for a press conference on Thursday.

Topeka Police have been investigating the case as murder because Wilkins’ unborn baby died. 

Chief Cochran said although they have a number of leads they don’t have anything new in the case. Because the shooting took place in a busy, residential neighborhood, he believes someone saw it and has information. 

Shuler spoke on behalf of Wilkins and said her daughter is struggling to find her new normal.

“Somebody decided that night that her life nor her baby’s life was relevant but god disagreed and for that, we’re all thankful,” said Shuler. 

Shuler said the loss of her daughter’s unborn baby has broken the family and that Wilkins is having trouble even being with the people she loves most after the incident. 

This Facebook live was taken at the scene on Sept. 8, 2018.

The Topeka Police Department has been investigating this as a homicide and as they continue, they are asking for your help.

If anyone has information regarding this crime, contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400, or Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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