Standoff ends hours after Topeka gas station shooting

Topeka, Kan. (KSNT) – After a nearly five-hour long standoff, Topeka police officers took into custody a man they believed may be involved in a mid-day shooting.at a nearby BP gas station at 1401 SW Huntoon about 12:15 p.m. Monday.

The man walked out of a home in the 1200 Block of SW Washburn just before six o’clock Monday evening, arms in the air, after the home was surrounded by police and tactical officers.

Police arrested  Daniel Lynn Cregut. He was booked into Shawnee County Jail at 11:17 p.m. Monday in connection with four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated burglary, kidnapping, criminal threats, criminal damage, a protection from abuse violation and stalking.

The call came into dispatch around 12:15 p.m. Monday.

According to Topeka Police, one person was shot inside the gas station. A police spokesperson tells Kansas First News the suspect, described as an Hispanic male around 5’9″ wearing a dark shirt and white shorts, chased a woman into the BP store, and a short while later a shot was fired.

“The woman ran into the uh store here to uh try and get some help,” Topeka Police Lt. Chuck Haggard tells Kansas First News. “The man who was chasing with a gun fired shots into the store a gentlemen who was in the store who was un-involved whatever that altercation was shot.”

The shooting victim, identified only as an adult male, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive. It’s not known at this time if the victim was an employee of the store or a customer.

A short time later, police surrounded a home in the vicinity of Huntoon and Washburn, SWAT officers were called in as were negotiators who spent several hours trying to talk the man out of the house. At least one ambulance was also seen at the scene on standby.

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