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DA: Topeka officers justified in man's shooting death


September 23, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three Topeka police officers who shot and killed a man this summer were justified because the man charged at them with a knife, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said.

The officers shot Christopher Kelley, a 38-year-old Black man, on June 24 after responding to a report that a man was threatening a BNSF employee with a knife.

Kelley, who struggled with mental health issues, cut himself several times with the knife before charging at the officers, who shot him, Topeka Police Chief Bryan Wheeles said.

Kagay said in a statement released Thursday an autopsy found...

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