Man convicted of shooting, wounding Topeka detective

March 2, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been convicted of shooting and wounding a Topeka police detective after a convenience store robbery.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that jurors found 30-year-old Christopher Harris guilty Thursday of attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Detective Brian Hill spent 20 days in the hospital after he was wounded in November 2016 while trying to apprehend Harris and Jermaine Patton following the convenience store robbery. Hill retired in September and said at the time that the shooting “definitely” was a factor.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay says Harris faces life in prison without parole for at least 25 years when he is sentenced May 3.

Patton pleaded guilty in September to federal aiding and abetting charges.


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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