Alleged gunfight defendant's preliminary hearing set for February

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with police officers twice in October will face a preliminary hearing in the case on Feb. 4, a Shawnee County District Court judge said Thursday.

Prosecution and defense attorneys expect the preliminary hearing of Trevon Lorenzo Brown, 24, of Topeka, to last one day.

Brown is charged with 10 felonies and two misdemeanors.

They are:

  • Four counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, which are felonies;
  • Two counts of interference with law enforcement, which are felonies;
  • Two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm, which are misdemeanors;
  • One count of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a felony;
  • Three counts of burglary to a vehicle, which are felonies.

On Nov. 29, District Attorney Mike Kagay said the conduct of the officers involved in Brown's shooting was justified, saying the officers acted in self defense and the defense of others. Kagay said his office wouldn't file criminal charges against the officers.

Home surveillance video shows Brown running away from police through a neighborhood, holding a gun to his head.

Police said Brown was hit in the leg several times around 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 11 after firing at officers. He was shot near the Briarwood Apartments at S.W. 32nd and MacVicar, according to officials. Brown's first run-in with authorities happened shortly after 3 a.m. of that day.

On Feb. 4, District Court Judge Cheryl Rios also will hear a motion asking the judge to issue an order to show cause why Brown's probation in a 2015 conviction shouldn't be revoked.

On Sep[t. 6, 2016, Brown was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a youth 14 to 16 (sexual intercourse), according to court records. Browna was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to be compliant with specific probation terms.

The probation officer said that on Oct. 11, Brown allegedly exchanged gunfire with police officers and was wounded. The probation officer alleged Brown violated his probation by failing to remain law abiding and failed to report as directed.