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Feb 05

2020-03: Officer-Involved Shooting in Topeka

Posted on February 5, 2020 at 1:18 PM by Mary Jane King

NEWS  RELEASE  –  February 5, 2020 #2020-03
CONTACT: Lieutenant Adam Winters, KHP PIO, (785) 296-6800

This morning, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, shortly before 11 a.m., a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper initiated a traffic stop at SE 1st St. and Madison St. in Topeka for a traffic infraction. During the traffic stop, a struggle ensued and shots were fired. 

The trooper and suspect were both transported to local medical centers for injuries sustained during the traffic stop. 

As is standard practice, and in accordance with Kansas Highway Patrol policy, the trooper involved will be placed on administrative leave while this case is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Please route all future questions in reference to this incident through Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-8283.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at1 (800) KS-CRIME.

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