Topeka Police were able to arrest a suspect who pointed a gun at an off-duty police officer after a chase on I-70 Sunday afternoon.
According to a release, the gun was pointed at the cop in the lot of 1401 SW Wanamaker. The officer was able to call in the location, description, and direction of the suspect. The vehicle was initially found by a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper near I70 and 75 Hwy going east on I70.
Officers from TPD, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Capital Police arrived to assist with a high-risk stop between Mac Vicar and 1st Street on I70. There happened to be a AAA driver who arrived at the same time. The AAA driver helped to shut down the highway for the safety of the travelers.
Thirty-one-year-old Randal S. Hogue was taken into custody. A stolen handgun and an illegally altered shotgun was discovered in the vehicle. Randal then attempted to escape custody while at the Law Enforcement Center during interviews.
Hogue was captured and taken to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections under suspicion of Aggravated Assault X2, Aggravated Escape from Custody, Obstruction, Criminal Use of a Weapon, Theft of a Firearm, and Driving While Suspended.