Officer involved shooting, armed suspect killed in confrontation

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.

The confrontation happened Saturday night on NW 190th Rd., while the patrol was assisting the Barton County Sheriff’s Department. The patrol said in a news release that the suspect injured a family member and threatened to harm others before being shot.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and died a short time later. The suspect’s name wasn’t immediately released.

No officers were injured during the encounter.

The patrol says a trooper has been placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will conduct an investigation.


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