Man shot and killed during an arrest in Topeka Sunday
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One man was shot and killed as officers from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department tried to make an arrest in Topeka Sunday morning.
Shawnee County Sheriff Brian Hill said two deputies were making an arrest connected a car chase that happened on Friday when the shooting happened. The man died at the scene of the shooting between two motels along Southwest Wanamaker Road in western Topeka around 7:45 a.m. Sunday.
The name and age of the victim wasn’t immediately released Sunday, and Hill didn’t identify the deputy who shot him.
No additional details about what led to the shooting were released Sunday.
Neither of the sheriff’s deputies involved was injured.
A sheriff’s department spokeswoman said the Jackson County Sheriff’s office will take the lead on the investigation of the shooting as part of a coalition of northeast Kansas law enforcement.