Suspect dead in KHP trooper-involved shooting, attempting to locate female suspect

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The suspect involved in a Tuesday morning chase and shooting by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has died, according to the Topeka Police Department.

TPD Lieutenant Andrew Beightel said the driver and victim of the shooting in north Topeka was identified as 35-year-old Jarmane Dywane Logan, of Topeka.

“Logan did succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at an area hospital,” Beightel said.

Now police are identifying and looking for one of the two missing women involved in the incident.

She is Chelsee Ann Retana, 26, in connection with an aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer,
felony obstruction and outstanding warrants.

Retana was last seen running southbound from a silver SUV from NE Grant and NE Madison, in the company of another adult female. She is described as a white female, 26, 5’8”, 175 lbs., last seen wearing a brown heavy coat.

The unfortunate confluence of events unfolded Tuesday in North Topeka leading to a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper fatally shooting the runaway driver.

It began shortly before 11 a.m. near Grant and Monroe Streets, when two women were stalled on a patch of ice in the middle of the street. A Topeka police officer stopped initially to render aid. While the police officer was out of his vehicle, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper pulled up to the scene in his vehicle.

The trooper had attempted to stop the two women earlier – during a separate incident – but they fled and the trooper did not pursue the chase due to icy conditions.

While the trooper and officer were talking to the women, a silver SUV approached at a high rate of speed, almost striking them. It was then that the two women tried to run and get into the SUV. Police don’t know whether or not the women knew Logan.

As the officer and trooper tried to prevent all three from getting away, they somehow were dragged by the SUV about a half block on Grant Street. While they were being dragged, the trooper managed to get his firearm and shot the suspect driver in his SUV. 

“Not only were the officers’ lives in danger, but I believe one of the females from this vehicle was also being dragged as well,” said Topeka Police Lt. Andrew Beightel.

The vehicle came to a stop about a block later. The officers suffered very minor injuries, according to Beightel. 

The search continues for the two women initially stuck in the maroon passenger car at Monroe and Grant. The highway patrol’s infrared search airplane attempted to locate the women and a several block area of Grant Street – between Quincy to the west and Jefferson to the east – was cordoned off.

Police now have a name and description for one of the two women they are looking for.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Topeka Police Detective J. Judd at 785-861-9745 or email Jjudd@topeka.org.

The Topeka Police Department is handling the investigation of the highway patrol trooper-involved shooting.

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