On Monday evening around 7:30 p.m., Topeka police officers responded to several reports of multiple gunshots.

Officers located a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire at SW 6th and SW Fillmore.  Officers also discovered an adult male with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  The vehicle contained a significant amount of illegal drugs.

This incident centered on an attempted sale of illegal drugs that resulted in a robbery attempt which culminated in the shooting.

The shooting victim, 19-year-old Amari L. Wilkerson of Topeka, was released from a local hospital, arrested and booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections for criminal charges of Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. 

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400 or Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.  You can also make anonymous tips online at