Kansas Detective Wounded in Gunfight With Robbery Suspect

A Topeka, Kansas police detective was wounded in a gunfight Saturday as he and another officer attempted to take two robbery suspects into custody.

The officers located two men matching the description of robbery suspects from an incident earlier in the day and when they attempted to detain them a gunfight broke out.

One of the suspects was taken into custody without incident; however, the other suspect opened fire on officers. 

During the exchange, a police detective was struck in the abdomen and leg and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The second suspect was transported to a hospital with injuries that have been described as life-threatening.

The injured detective is expected to survive.


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