- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say a Topeka police detective wounded in a weekend shooting is expected to make a full recovery.

Police identified the officer in a news release Monday as Det. Brian Hill, a 25-year veteran of the department. The 51-year-old underwent surgery after he was shot Saturday night while responding to a convenience store robbery. Police said previously that he was shot in the leg and abdomen.

During the confrontation, Hill returned fire, wounding the suspect. Police spokeswoman Amy McCarter told The Topeka Capital-Journal that the suspect is hospitalized in critical condition. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.


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