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KHP Involved in Pursuit Following Jewell County Shooting

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 11:31 AM by Mary Jane King

NEWS RELEASE  –  August 28, 2018 #2018-38

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

CONTACT: Lieutenant Stephen La Row, (785) 296-6800 or Stephen.LaRow@ks.gov 

KHP Involved in Pursuit Following Jewell County Shooting
This morning, following the shooting of two Jewell County sheriff’s deputies at the sheriff’s office in Mankato, Kansas Highway Patrol personnel began searching the area and surrounding counties for the suspect who had been identified in the shooting. 

At 8:46 a.m. a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper encountered the suspect’s vehicle on US-24 Highway eastbound near Glasco. The suspect continued east on 24 Highway at approximately 70 miles per hour. At 9:09 a.m., just south of Minneapolis, the suspect stopped his vehicle in the roadway, and let out passengers. He then continued onto US-81 southbound. 

At 9:11 a.m., on US-81 Highway, a KHP trooper performed a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) on the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect lost control of his vehicle and stopped on the roadway. Troopers located the suspect in the vehicle, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a regional hospital. 

Any further questions can be forwarded to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, at (785) 296-8200, as the investigation into this incident has been turned over to them. 

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