KBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Medicine Lodge

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (KSNW) – The KBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened around 5 p.m. Sunday in Medicine Lodge.

Preliminary information indicates that Medicine Lodge police officers were executing a search warrant at 106 E. Robie. Four officers were conducting the search of the home. One officer entered a bedroom in the northwest corner and encountered a man holding a handgun. At that time, shots were fired by both the man and the officer. The man was pronounced dead by EMS at the scene.

No officers were injured during this incident. The man was identified as 24-year-old Gary Leon Herd, Jr. of Medicine Lodge.

The KBI will complete the investigation. Once completed, the findings will be turned over to the Barber County Attorney for review.

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