TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Topeka Police Officer who was shot during a shootout with a robbery suspect Saturday night has been identified as Officer Brian Hill.
Hill is currently recovering in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police say Jermaine Tyrell Patton was one of two men who robbed a convenience store in an Oakland neighborhood. Patton is a registered sex offender from Manhattan, Kansas. In 2006 he was convicted of inappropriately touching a child.
Another suspect ran from Topeka police, then exchanged gunfire with officers. Police say the unidentified suspect and Detective Hill were shot and taken to the hospital.
Police say the suspect is still in the hospital in stable condition.