A Topeka police officer was shot and killed while making a car stop late Sunday afternoon.
Shawnee County Sheriff Herman Jones said at a news conference Sunday night that the officer had stopped a car in east Topeka, and in the middle of the stop the officer was shot. Authorities said the car then drove away.
The sheriff’s department said authorities got the call about 4:45 p.m. and responders found the critically wounded officer, who was taken to a hospital. Jones said the officer was pronounced dead there.
Jones identified the officer as Corporal Jason Harwood, a decorated 15-year veteran who leaves behind a wife and two children.
The sheriff’s office said a suspect had been taken into custody. Ross Preston Lane was taken into custody in Lawrence Sunday. The 30 year old Preston gave himself up voluntarily and stated he did not want any incident from officers making contact with him.