Man Killed While Shooting Fireworks
Associated Press - July 5, 2016 10:23 am
Topeka police say they have made impressive gains in the four months since creating a violent crime unit after a spate of crimes earlier this year.
A 26-year-old Kansas man who climbed onto a roof to launch fireworks is dead after falling from atop his Topeka home.
Christen Locke fell from the roof after he was injured by a firework just after midnight Tuesday morning.
Topeka police Lt. Jennifer Cross says the call was originally reported as a fall but an investigation revealed the fireworks accident.
Locke was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.
Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal