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Two Men Jailed In Connection With Shooting Death Of Topeka Police Officer

Two men are now jailed in connection with the shooting death of a Topeka police officer.

The Shawnee County Sheriff's Department announced that a 30-year-old Topeka man was arrested early Monday near a home in Linwood. Police said he might have information to help the investigation of the shooting of police Cpl. Jason Harwood on Sunday afternoon.

A suspect in Harwood's shooting turned himself in to authorities in Lawrence Sunday night.

The sheriff's department says Harwood was shot when he stopped a vehicle in east Topeka and at least one person in the car fired a weapon before the car drove away.

Gov. Sam Brownback ordered that all flags be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown Monday and Tuesday to honor Harwood, a 15-year police veteran.

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