16-year-old in custody in killing of another 16-year-old

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP/KAKE) -

A 16-year-old who was wanted for questioning in a deadly Topeka shooting has turned himself in to police.

Police say the teen was taken into juvenile custody after surrendering Saturday. He is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Police began searching for him after last week's deadly shooting of 16-year-old Joaquin AJ McKinney in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting. McKinney was found in a car in the southeast part of the city and pronounced dead at a hospital.

After the shooting, police asked the public to be on the lookout for a small, blueish four-door passenger car. Police haven't released a motive.


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Authorities say a 16-year-old has been killed in Topeka in what appears to be a drive-by shooting.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the shooting happened around 3:40 p.m. Thursday. Lt. Andrew Beightel says the teen was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

The teen was identified as Joaquin Aj McKinney.

Beightel says police didn't currently have suspect information but believe they were looking for a small, blueish four-door passenger car that left the scene in an unknown direction. Gunfire also was reported in another location.
 

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