1 woman arrested in fatal police shooting in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is accused of fleeing from law enforcement before a state trooper fatally shot a man who tried to help her.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the 29-year-old woman was booked into jail early Thursday. Authorities say she and another woman were in a car that fled from a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Tuesday. The trooper called off the chase because of icy road conditions.
After the car stalled, 35-year-old Jarmane Dywane Logan pulled up in a sport utility vehicle and tried to pick up the two women. Authorities say that as a trooper and a Topeka police officer tried to intervene, they were dragged. Police say the trooper shot and killed Logan when he refused to stop.
Both women then fled from the SUV.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com