Autopsy: Topeka man fatally shot by trooper was on drugs

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – An autopsy report says a Topeka motorist who was fatally shot by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in November was under the influence of methamphetamine.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Coroner Ransom Ellis said the autopsy found methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana in the system of 35-year-old Jarmane Logan. He died of a single gunshot wound.

Investigators say the trooper and a Topeka police officer were being dragged through the snow by Logan’s vehicle when he was shot. Logan was trying to drive away with two women the officers were trying to take into custody.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said in January that the shooting was justified. The trooper’s name hasn’t been made public.
    

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