Topeka Police say the closeness in timing is a coincidence between the numerous shooting incidents that occurred over the weekend.
According to a release from Topeka Police Monday, at this time there is no information that suggests these crimes are related or connected to one another and there is no threat to the public at large. In many of these incidents the victim and suspect were known to one another.
June 9th, 429 SE Lafayette. 2 shooting victims located. Officers then located and arrested Mr. Daniel Munoz for the shootings. Mr. Munoz was booked into Shawnee Co jail. The suspect and victims were known to one another. No other suspects are being sought at this time.
June 10th, 1700 blk of SE 18th Ter. 1 shooting victim found. Investigation is ongoing.
June 10th, 3701 SW Plaza Dr. 2 shooting victims located. The preliminary investigation shows that this was a result of a possible mutual combat scenario between the two known parties. No additional suspects are being sought at this time.
June 10th, 2941 SE Freemont. 1 shooting victim found. Investigation is ongoing.
June 10th, 1021 NE Wabash, Homicide. An argument ensued between Mr. Shane Cunningham and an acquaintance. Mr. Cunningham was shot and pronounced deceased at an area hospital. Upon completion, the case file will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal charging consideration, with the possibility of self-defense being a factor of consideration. No additional suspects are being sought at this time.
All persons charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Topeka Police Department has refocused our Community Outreach Bureau and called on all of our state and federal partners to help address this recent spike in violence within our community.