Slain Kansas man was shot in back by police, death certificate says

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Photo of Dominique White courtesy KTKA via Amber McGhee Photo of Dominique White courtesy KTKA via Amber McGhee
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -

The death certificate for a man killed by Topeka police in September says he died from gunshot wounds to his back, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

The newspaper obtained a copy of Dominique White's death certificate Saturday. The document isn't a public record.

Topeka police said initially that White was shot after a struggle and that at least one shot struck his chest.

The department declined to discuss the death certificate Monday and referred questions to Lawrence police, who are investigating the shooting. Lawrence police described the investigation as "ongoing."

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay says his office will review the investigative report once it's completed.

A group demanding to know what happened has been camping since Thursday in front of the law enforcement headquarters in Topeka.

White had a criminal record and spent eight months in prison for burglary and illegal gun possession starting in October 2016. He was also sentenced to probation in 2015 for felony burglary and was discharged in August 2016.

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