OSAGE CITY, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a Topeka man who collapsed after sheriff’s deputies used stun guns on him during a domestic dispute.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office says Kenneth Schick died during the confrontation early Tuesday at a home in the county.
Deputies who went to the home encountered a domestic dispute that included a hostage situation. The sheriff’s news release said deputies used stun guns and a disabling spray to gain control of Schick.
He was taken to a Topeka hospital, where he died. The cause of death hasn’t been released.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Osage County Sheriff’s Office declined further comment until the KBI completes its investigation.
Osage City is about 40 miles southwest of Topeka.