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UPDATE: Man Sought By Police Shoots Himself

KSAL Staff - August 23, 2015 7:40 pm

jose robles

A man who shot and killed himself Sunday evening near a North Salina intersection as Salina Police were approaching was being sought for alleged crimes against a woman.

Police Monday identified the man as 26-year-old Jose Robles. He had been sought since late last week.

Late Wednesday Robles allegedly hit his girlfriend in the head multiple times with a handgun. He then forced her into his vehicle and drove her to multiple locations.

While the woman was held captive, Robles repeatedly threatened to kill her. The woman was able to escape from the vehicle and contact police. She was treated and released from Salina Regional Health Center.

The incident Sunday evening happened at around 6:15, in the area of Santa Fe and Pacific Streets.

Acting on a tip, officers were headed to the area in an attempt to make contact with Robles. An officer saw him in an alley, and began to approach.

Roble saw the officer, and ducked down behind some bushes in a backyard. A single gunshot was heard, and Robles was found on the ground, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Robles was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say that officers did not fire any shots in the incident. Only one shot was fired, a self-inflected shot by Robles.

ORIGINAL: A man shot and killed himself Sunday evening near a North Salina intersection as Salina Police were approaching to make contact with him.

Salina Police Captain Chris Trocheck told KSAL News at the scene that the incident happened at around 6:15, in the area of Santa Fe and Pacific Streets.

Officers were headed to the area in an attempt to make contact with someone they had been seeking. An officer saw the man in an alley, and began to approach.

According to Trocheck, the man ducked down behind some bushes in a backyard, and a single gunshot was heard. The man was found on the ground, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man was transported by EMS to Salina Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead. His name was no immediately released Sunday evening.

Trocheck says that police did not fire any shots in the incident. Only one shot was fired, a self-inflected shot by the man.

Doug Clemens

August 24, 2015 at 10:35 am

Its mid Monday morning and still no names and further information? What’s up with that?

Doug Clemens

August 25, 2015 at 9:03 am

Finally they print a name after all the rest of the media did so hours earlier. The good news is another thug is gone and the taxpayers are not paying to keep him in a cell somewhere.

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