Man shot and killed by Topeka police identified

Shooting

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office identified the man shot and killed by a Topeka police officer as 56-year-old Daniel E. DeLong of Topeka.

Police say DeLong was shot Monday after he ran at officers and other apartment residents with a knife. One Topeka officer shot and killed DeLong at the Knightsbridge Manor Apartments.

Police Chief Ron Miller said Monday that three officers went to apartment after managers said they were worried about DeLong’s behavior.

Miller says DeLong told the officers to go away and then opened his apartment door and ran out with a knife. DeLong died at the scene.

The officer who fired the shots is on administrative leave.

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