Man sentenced to nearly 18 years for Topeka shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man.

The Capital-Journal reports that 33-year-old Tony Lee Foster was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty in March of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the July 9 fatal shooting of 36-year-old David Payne, of Topeka.

Officers responding to report of a shooting at a home in the northern part of the city found Payne with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.

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