Kansas man arrested after officer fires at him


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A man who was arrested after being shot at by a Topeka police officer remained jailed Sunday in connection with several charges.

Topeka Police said 22-year-old Colten Andrew Hawley was arrested Saturday morning after a confrontation with an officer.

Police Lt. Manny Munoz said an officer encountered Hawley, who was armed with a gun, in a Motel 6 parking lot and fired at him but didn’t hit Hawley. The officer chased Hawley a short distance before arresting him. The officer has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.

Hawley was already wanted in connection with a kidnapping and a parole violation before Saturday. He is now also facing charges of assaulting an officer, interfering with police and criminal use of a weapon.

Hawley was being held without bail Sunday at the Shawnee County Jail.

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