Bail bondsman shoots man Monday morning at Topeka motel

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say a bail bondsman has shot and wounded a man while attempting to serve a felony warrant at a Topeka motel.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the man was transported Monday to a hospital with injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening.

Police spokesman Lt. Andrew Beightel says that when the bail bondsman attempted to make an arrest at the Travels Inn motel, the suspect attacked him with a large metal object. Beightel says the bondsman then fired in self-defense, striking the suspect once. No information was provided about why the suspect was the subject of a felony warrant.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed against the bondsman. Beightel says bail bondsmen “do have legal right to apprehend the suspects they go after.”

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