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Man shot by KHP trooper dies

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who was shot yesterday during an officer involved shooting in Topeka. 

Gaston A. Nava-Saucedo, 33, of Topeka, was shot during the incident. He died Wednesday from his injuries. 

On Wednesday, just before 11 a.m., a KHP trooper pulled over Nava-Saucedo over in the area of 1st St. and SE Madison St. in Topeka.  During the traffic stop, the trooper attempted to arrest Nava-Saucedo, who briefly exited his vehicle before resisting arrest and getting back in his car to flee.  In an effort to prevent the driver from leaving, the Trooper ended up partially inside the Pontiac, and was dragged by the fleeing car. During the struggle, the trooper fired multiple shots at the subject, who was struck. 

EMS responded and transported both the driver and the trooper to Stormont Vail Hospital. The trooper was treated for his injuries and was released from the hospital. 

 

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