Topeka man dies after being tased, pepper sprayed by Osage County deputies

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn has reported that a Topeka man died after officers deployed tasers and pepper spray to gain control of the subject.

In a press release issued today, Dunn said Osage County 911 received a call from Shawnee County 911 about a possible domestic disturbance at 11651 S. Jordan Road in Osage County at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Osage County sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene at 1:35 a.m. and found an ongoing domestic disturbance with a hostage situation. Osage County deputies deployed tasers and OC spray (oleoresin capsicum spray) to attempt to gain control of the suspect, later identified as Kenneth Schick, 48, of Topeka. Schick was transported to a Topeka hospital by Osage County EMS and died later that morning. Dunn said no firearms were used in the incident.

The sheriff said the cause of death is still pending and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case, and there will be no further comments from her office until the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation.

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