Officer-involved shooting investigation underway in Morris County

Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting at E. Main and 7th in Council Grove. (KSNW Photo)
Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting at E. Main and 7th in Council Grove. (KSNW Photo)

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. (KSNT) – An officer-involved shooting Thursday morning caused an elementary school to temporarily go on lock down.

At 9:00 a.m. law enforcement received reports of shots being fired at a vehicle in Council Grove. After responding to the scene, additional 911 calls were received advising that the same subject was firing a weapon near the intersection of 7th and Main Street.

Early investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation indicates when officers from the Council Grove Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office arrived, they located the armed subject and gave him verbal commands. The subject fired at the officers and a Council Grove police officer returned fire, striking the individual.

The 17-year-old male subject was first taken to a local area hospital, and then transported to a Topeka hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

The KBI will complete a thorough and independent investigation into this matter. Once completed, the findings will be turned over to the Morris County Attorney for review.

This investigation is ongoing.

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