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Alleged domestic violence results in 2 fatalities

While all Florida families experience the occasional turmoil that is unavoidable in familial relationships, it is not uncommon for disturbances to become violent and even tragic. Recognizing the signs of domestic violence and understanding how to avoid becoming a victim, are critical things to know if people are to better protect themselves and the ones they love. Unfortunately, in many cases, the warning signs are not known or recognized until it is too late and human life is put in jeopardy. 

This was the case in a recent incident in Topeka, Kansas. Initially, authorities received reports of a domestic disturbance, but the situation quickly escalated when responding officers could see someone inside of the home holding a gun. In the following moments, shots were fired and backup was called after reports of an officer in distress. Once backup arrived, authorities were staged around the home and had blocked off nearly nine blocks to safely pursue the gunman. Following a 90-minute standoff, authorities approached the front of the home where two bodies were discovered later on. Neighbors were surprised by the turn of events and reported that the people who occupied the home were polite and friendly. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident and are looking for motives for the killings. A search warrant was granted as efforts to collect evidence were underway. 

If someone has been injured or endangered in an act of domestic violence, they may benefit from utilizing the professional help and knowledge of a trusted attorney.

Source: cjonline.com, "Two people dead after domestic disturbance at Topeka residence," Phil Anderson, Nov. 27, 2017

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