A man has pleaded no contest to charges related to exchanging gunfire with Topeka police officers.

Trevon Lorenzo Brown entered the plea Wednesday to two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said in a news release that Brown fired at police while fleeing from officers patrolling an area with an increase in vehicle burglaries in October of 2018.  Several hours later, officers encountered Brown again while conducting a search and they exchanged another round of gunfire.  He shot at five officers in the two incidents.  Brown was shot twice and then arrested.  No officers were injured.

Kagay determined the officers’ use of force was justified as self-defense.

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