MARION COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities in the Marion County town of Lehigh are investigating an officer-involved shooting. It happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials who spoke to KSNW-TV reported that police were responding to a call of a possible “suicidal person”. When officers arrived at the home, they observed a man with a gun in his hand outside near the garage. Police say the man then pointed the gun at officers and police shot the man, identified as 50-year-old Robb Stewart.
Investigators were on the scene Tuesday night and remained there through Wednesday morning.
The incident is unusual for the town, which has a population of less than 200 people, according to one neighbor who spoke with KSNW-TV.