Man Shoots Friend’s Hand

A domestic disturbance call leads to the discovery of a man with a gunshot wound and an arrest.

Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that deputies responded to a home in Gypsum after a disturbance between a man and woman at 5:30pm on Tuesday.

Officers learned that 53-year-old Ed Swisher had an argument with 38-year-old Patricia Winters – then left the scene after he allegedly broke all the windows on a 1998 Ford F150.

The woman told deputies that Swisher had been drinking with friends and had been shot in the hand.

Canton Police found Swisher on Wednesday and transported him back to Salina.

Sheriff Kochanowski says Swisher was treated and released from the hospital for a gunshot wound from a rifle – then booked on charges for criminal damage to property and domestic battery.

Swisher told authorities that he had challenged a friend to shoot a hat from his hand with a rifle – the bullet hit his hand and exited.

The shooting incident occurred somewhere in McPherson County and is not being investigated by Saline County.