“2-Month-Old Alonzoe K. Smith Identified as Victim in Topeka Shooting”

By | July 17, 2023



The city of Topeka, Kansas, is mourning the tragic loss of a 2-month-old baby who was killed in a shooting last week. The victim, Alonzoe K. Smith, was found with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The investigation into the child’s death is still ongoing.

The shooting occurred on Friday, July 14, and police were called to the Library Apartments in the 1000 block of Mulvane in connection to the incident. Authorities have identified 29-year-old Alfred A. Smith as a person of interest in relation to the shooting and are urging the public to avoid contact with him. Anyone with information about Smith’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact the Topeka Criminal Investigation Bureau.

The community is shocked and saddened by this senseless act of violence, especially considering the young age of the victim. The loss of a child is always devastating, and the Topeka community is coming together to support the grieving family during this difficult time.

Incidents like these serve as a reminder of the ongoing issue of gun violence in our society. It is crucial for communities to work together to address the root causes of violence and to provide support and resources to those who may be at risk. This tragic event emphasizes the need for continued efforts to promote peace and safety for all residents, particularly the most vulnerable members of our society.

As the investigation into Alonzoe K. Smith’s death continues, the community is urged to remain vigilant and to report any information that may be relevant to law enforcement. Together, we can strive for a safer future for all..