A man wanted in Barton County on charges of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy was killed in an officer-involved shooting in rural Saline County late Friday night.
According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Friday, two deputies with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office traveled to the residence of 2708 S. Holmes Road in rural Saline County, to serve an arrest warrant to Dustin Vance, 42, of Hoisington.
The arrest warrant was issued through the Barton County District Court for the charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and contributing to a child’s misconduct.
As deputies approached the residence, they were met by Vance who exited the house onto the porch. Vance was armed with a holstered handgun. Vance did not comply with several verbal commands given by the deputies, and drew his handgun. At around 10:20 p.m., one deputy fired multiple times and struck Vance.
EMS declared Vance deceased at the residence.
At the time of the shooting, two other subjects were inside the home. A 41-year-old woman from Salina was in close proximity to the porch and was struck by one of the rounds fired. Deputies rendered aid to her, and EMS transported her to Salina Regional Health Center. She is currently in stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries.
The KBI will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this shooting. Once the investigation has concluded, the findings will be turned over to the Saline County Attorney for review.
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ORIGINAL: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened in rural Saline County late Friday night.
Local authorities tell KSAL News the shooting happened at a home on Holmes Road, where Saline County Sheriff Deputies were trying to arrest a suspect who had outstanding warrants.
The suspect came out on a porch with a gun in his waistband. He was shot after allegedly drawing on the deputies.
The suspect was killed, and another person at the house was injured as shots were fired. No deputies were injured.
The KBI tells KSAL News agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to the officer-involved shooting that occurred in rural Saline County Friday night involving deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. One male subject was killed and one female subject was injured during the incident. No law enforcement officers were injured.
The shooting occurred around 10:20 p.m. in the 2700 block of S. Holmes in Salina.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is expected to release more specific details later on Saturday.