Sheriff: Man shot in Topeka after he drove toward deputy

A Shawnee County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who was driving a vehicle that accelerated and drove toward him after an attempt to arrest the suspect.


State News

February 9, 2022 - 9:34 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee County Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man in Topeka because the suspect was driving a car toward the deputy, according to Sheriff Brian Hill.

Jason Ickler, 38, was shot at a Topeka Quality Inn on Sunday, Hill said in a news release. 

Hill said deputies went to a hotel to arrest Ickler on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police, interference with law enforcement, and reckless driving after an incident in Topeka on Friday.

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