Police in Emporia probe woman’s shooting death

A shooting took place in the 1300 block of Merchant Street near Emporia State University Thursday, March 9, 2017. (Courtesy: KSNT)
Sony Uk

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) – Police in Emporia are investigating the shooting death of a 38-year-old woman in an apartment building.

The Emporia Gazette reports that Mahogany Brooks died at the scene of the shooting late Thursday near Emporia State University.

Police say a 30-year-old man was taken into custody for questioning. He was identified as 30-year-old Sony Uk. Formal charges will be determined by the Lyon County Attorney after reviewing the case.

The Gazette says Brooks’ death is first homicide in 25,000-resident Emporia since April 2013, when 25-year-old Adrian Peralta died five days after being shot. Gabino Ruiz-Ascencio later was convicted of first-degree murder in September 2015.

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