Salina, KS

Now: 54 °

Currently: Clouds

Hi: 56 ° | Lo: 47 °

Suspect Killed; Deputy Hurt

KSAL StaffJune 1, 2014

A Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and wounded a suspect in a traffic stop Saturday evening south of Dexter. That person later died as a result of their injuries, according to Sheriff Don Read.

The officer was also injured and hospitalized. He has since been treated and released.

Around 7:10 p.m. Saturday, authorities were called to the report of shots fired following a traffic stop near the intersection of K-15 and U.S. 166 highways. Read did not say what transpired that led to the firing of a weapon.

The suspect, who was the driver of the vehicle that had been stopped, was transported from the scene to South Central Kansas Medical Center and died there.

Because the incident involved a Cowley County Deputy, the investigation is being conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

A portion of 166, just west of the K-15/166 intersection, remained shut down into the early-morning hours Sunday.

Story By: Shane Farley / WIBW Radio

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2023. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.



Man Killed in Farming Accident

December 11, 2017 8:06 am

Woman Hurt in Crash

December 5, 2017 12:26 pm

Man Hurt in Crash Involving Deer

November 28, 2017 10:33 am




Arson Suspected in Truck ...
March 22, 2023Comments
Trespassing at Closed Fun...
March 22, 2023Comments
Farm Show Starts Wednesda...
March 22, 2023Comments
Burglary at Salina Hotel
March 21, 2023Comments