Officer fatally shoots man holding weapon on Kansas highway

(KSN)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law enforcement officer shot and killed a man after he got out of a vehicle and raised a firearm along an interstate in Kansas.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says officers received a report Friday afternoon of a man sitting in a pickup with a gun sticking out the window.

Herzet told The Wichita Eagle the weapon appeared to be a rifle with a scope. He says officers blocked traffic along U.S. 54 near Rosalia and used a public address system to communicate with the man from a distance.

Herzet says the man got out of the vehicle and raised the weapon, which is when an officer shot and killed him.

Herzet wouldn’t provide the man’s name or age but said he had lived in the county previously.

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