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5 Topeka officers won’t be charged in Oct. 11 shooting

November 28, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay says five Topeka police officers who exchanged gunfire with a man on two separate occasions last month will not face charges.

Kagay also said Wednesday that the man, 23-year-old Trevon Lorenzo Brown, has been charged with 12 crimes.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that on Oct. 11, members of the department’s burglary task force encountered Brown, who fired several shots before fleeing. Later that day, Brown again encountered officers, who exchanged gunfire with him.

Kagay says Brown was arrested after being hit twice.

No officers were injured in either incident.

Kagay says the officers’ conduct was self-defense and defense of others.

The charges against Brown include four counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer.

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

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