Robert Fapp, Murder Suspect, Innocent Til Proven Guilty.
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The Topeka Police Dept. Fumhbles With Another Homicide.

Homicide
TOPEKA, Kan. – On Tuesday April 16, 2024, at around 7:30 p.m., Officers with the Topeka Police
Department responded to the 400 blk. of SW Woodlawn Ave. on the report of a stabbing.
Upon arrival, officers located two individuals suffering from a stab wound. Both individuals were
transported to a local area hospital, where one individual’s injuries were considered non-life threating
and the other individual’s injuries were considered life threatening. This individual was later pronounced
deceased at the hospital.

Topekan Robert Fapp arrested in Potwin neighborhood killing of his father, Ross Fapp

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A Topeka man was being held Wednesday in connection with the stabbing death late Tuesday of his father in the city’s Potwin neighborhood.

Robert W. Fapp, 38, of Topeka, was booked at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday into the Shawnee County Jail, where records said he was being held on a $1 million bond Wednesday in connection with one count each of aggravated battery and first-degree murder in the commission of a felony.

Topeka police Lt. Donna Eubanks said Wednesday that the victim was Ross L. Fapp, 79, and added that the Fapps and another victim who was wounded during the same incident were “known to each other.”

Topeka Capital-Journal archives show Robert Fapp was born March 8, 1986, in Topeka, the son of Ross and Katherine “Kitty” Fapp.

Topeka police made an arrest Tuesday evening after responding to a double stabbing that claimed the life of Ross L. Fapp, who co-owned the house in pink shown at 417 S.W. Woodlawn Ave.

Shawnee County Appraiser’s Office records identify Ross and Katherine Fapp as the owners of a house at 417 S.W. Woodlawn Ave. Woodlawn runs north and south and is located one and a half block west of S.W. Washburn Avenue.

Topeka police were called about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of S.W. Woodlawn Avenue, where officers found two people, both suffering from stab wounds, said police Lt. Ed Stanley.

The homicide victim has been identified in the SW Woodlawn stabbing in Topeka, Kan.

According to the Topeka Police Department, the deceased has been identified as Ross L. Fapp, 79, of Topeka.

Topeka Police Department said all parties involved were known to each other.

This is Topeka’s fourth homicide investigation of the year. Tuesday evening’s homicide increased to four the number of homicides Topeka police have recorded so far this year, with the third having taken place last week.

A third person, who is believed to be involved in the incident, was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Law Enforcement center to speak with detectives.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.

UPDATE # 1
As a result of the investigation Robert W. Fapp, 38, of Topeka was transported to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections where he was booked in on the following charges:
 Aggravated Battery  Murder in the 1st Degree
The deceased individual will not be identified until next of kin notifications have been made.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to email telltpd@topeka.org or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007. You can also make anonymous tips online at www.p3tips.com/128. All persons charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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