New details in a shooting from Thursday night at a Southwest Topeka apartment complex. The accused shooter, Shiek Azeez is behind bars and has been charged with attempted murder.
Nicolette Schleisman explains what a neighbor at the complex says he saw while police searched for the shooter.
It happened at the Overlook Apartments at 1306 Southwest Summit Woods Drive around 8:30 Thursday night. Police say 37-year-old Shiek Azeez shot his spouse multiple times. Then police say, Azeez ran from the building. Leading police on a search trying to find him.
A shocking scene.
"By looking out over my deck I saw numerous police vehicles, ambulances and numerous people gathered at the site," said resident, Bob McCoy.
Flashing lights, helicopters flying over, and police dogs searching the area.
"I just knew something drastic had happened," said McCoy.
Not something residents of the Overlook Apartments in Topeka are used to seeing.
"Never had any problems around the neighborhood," said McCoy.
"We have our normal calls just about everywhere in the city. This was kind of out of the ordinary as to a shooting in that particular complex," said Captain Brian Desch with the Topeka Police Department.
Police say Shiek Azeez shot his spouse multiple times, sending her to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
The Overlook Apartments community manager says the victim and Azeez do not have a lease with the complex, and says the complex did not know Azeez or the victim was living here.
After a night that involved an intense search for a shooting suspect those who call this home say they are not scared.
"It's very safe generally speaking," said McCoy.
The search for Azeez lasted about an hour he was found wandering about 4 to 5 buildings down from where the shooting happened by some nearby dumpsters.
The victim's name is not being released at this time because police say it is a domestic incident.