KBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Topeka

Topeka, KS – According to the police, this unfortunate incident occurred right after 11 a.m. Friday.

It happened near 17th St. and SW Topeka Blvd.  

Topeka Police Department officers were attempting to locate a 33-year-old suspect in connection to the homicide of 25-year-old victim who was found dead Wednesday. 

The responding officers attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect, Jesse Lees, fled prompting a chase.

The chase ended with a crash at the intersection of SW 8th and Polk.

After the crash, the suspect started to ran on foot.

While running, the suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the officers and they fired their weapons toward him.

Police say the suspect was shot multiple times and suffered life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

The three officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.