Affidavit Describes Teen’s Murder As Drug Deal Gone Bad

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– Court documents released Wednesday describe the shooting death of a Topeka teen earlier this month as a drug deal gone bad.

The investigation documents indicate Colton Christenson, 18, and a minor had been in Christenson’s vehicle all day January 5th, attempting to sell marijuana.

The documents state that Kelsey Fairchild, 21, called the pair, and met them to buy two ounces of marijuana for $500.

The affidavit states that when Fairchild attempted to leave Christenson’s vehicle without paying, a struggle resulted, during which Fairchild pulled a gun and fatally shot Christenson in the torso. The juvenile in the vehicle was not injured.

The report states the car moved forward and crashed into a house as Fairchild ran away. The report indicates the gun was a 357 magnum revolver belonging to the father of an acquaintance of Fairchild.

The documents indicate police tracked down Fairchild, because he left his cell phone in Christenson’s car.

A task force of officers arrested Fairchild at a Topeka address.

Fairchild is charged with first degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault charges, he has a docket hearing January 29th.