One person died after being shot by two sheriff’s deputies late Tuesday night at a home in rural Saline County.
Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowsk released more details on the officer involved shooting that happened at a rural Saline County home.
Deputies went to a home at 2388 East K-4 Highway at around 8:45 Tuesday evening, to conduct a welfare check on a child. The child’s mother, who is going through a custody battle with the father, was concerned about the child’s welfare. She was worried that the father was drinking. The father is identified as 35-year-old Brock Nichols
After deputies had been inside with Nichols for some time, he when to the bathroom and then into a dark bedroom. Concerned about the dark room, one of the deputies turned on a light.
Kochanowski says that Nichols turned toward both deputies, pointing a semi-automic handgun at them. Both deputies fired at Nichols, hitting him.
Nichols was transported to Salina Regional Health Center, where he died at 12:40 Wednesday morning.
Both deputies are on paid administrative leave, as per department policy.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is handling an on-going investigation into the incident.
A person was critically injured in a shooting involving a Saline County Sheriff Deputy late Tuesday night.
The shooting incident happened at around 10:30, at a home at 2388 East K-4 Highway in rural Saline County. One person was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
No specific details surrounding the shooting incident were immediately available. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office was not releasing any information at the scene. A deputy was guarding the area as a crime scene.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation. The KBI told KSAL News that the special agent in charge for the region that includes Salina was enroute, along with several other agents, to assist in the investigation.