Man in custody in weekend Topeka killing

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A 29-year-old man is jailed and accused of first-degree murder and robbery in connection with a weekend shooting in Topeka, Kansas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kristoffer Lee Klesath of Topeka was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the Saturday shooting death of 34-year-old Darton A. Fields II of Topeka. No bond has been set and it isn’t immediately clear if Klesath has an attorney.

Fields was killed near a liquor store. Bystanders tried unsuccessfully to save him. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Topeka has recorded four homicides this year.

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