Police identify man shot by officers in Topeka

September 28, 2017 - 10:15 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by Topeka police near a park in the Kansas capital following what they've described as a struggle with police.

The Lawrence Police Department said the man shot was 30-year-old Dominique Tyrell White of Topeka and two officers were involved.

Police in Lawrence are handling the investigation because Topeka officers were involved. Lawrence is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Topeka.

Lawrence police did not identify White's race or provide other personal details about him. Authorities also are not releasing the names, races or other information for the officers.

Both police departments said Topeka officers came to the area near the park in response to a report of gunshots and encountered White. Topeka police said he attempted to flee after struggling with police.

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