A second man was arrested in the fatal shooting of a Topeka police officer, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.
The Shawnee County sheriff announced via Twitter that the 30-year-old Topeka man they had been looking for was taken into custody near Linwood, Kan., without incident. He was being held in the Shawnee County jail.
The Shawnee County sheriff had asked for help in finding the man saying he may have information about the fatal shooting.
This was the second arrest in the case. Authorities on Sunday announced they had arrested a 30-year-old male suspect in the shooting in Lawrence.
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Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood was fully uniformed and on duty when he stopped a vehicle late Sunday afternoon. Harwood was a decorated 15-year veteran who leaves behind a wife and two children.
A statement from the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department said the officer had stopped the car in east Topeka and that at least one person in the car fired a weapon, striking the officer, and then fled.
The Sheriff’s Department said authorities got the call of an officer in need of assistance about 4:45 p.m. Responding officers found the critically wounded officer, who was taken to a hospital. .