Former Holton resident victim of Topeka homicide

Jackson " Jack" Danner ( Credit: Mercer Funeral Home)

(KNZA)--The Holton community is mourning the loss of a former resident killed this past weekend in a Topeka shooting.

Police say 23-year-old Jackson “ Jack” Danner was fatally shot Sunday morning in the front yard of a Topeka home in the 16-hundred block of Southwest 21st Street.

He was a 2018 graduate of Holton High School.

His obituary from Holton's Mercer Funeral Home said Danner was “ a very kind and good-natured soul, and had a heart of gold."

Danner worked at Midwest Coating, in Topeka, at the time of his death.

Services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 at the Mercer Funeral Home.

Among survivors are his parents, Brett and Carole Danner, formerly of Holton.

His shooting marked Topeka's 31st homicide of the year, breaking the city's record of 30 homicides set in 2017.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation by Topeka Police and no arrests have been made.

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