The Topeka Police Department has identified the victim in Friday morning’s homicide as 19-year-old Ja’Sean Alston.

At 1:25 a.m. on Friday, the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center began receiving reports of an individual that had been shot in the 1200 block of SW Washburn. 

Upon arrival, officers located Alston in a vehicle suffering from life-threatening injuries. Alston was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to email [email protected] or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007. You can also make anonymous tips online at