The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Highway Patrol were involved in a shooting following a car stop in Salina late Friday afternoon.
According to the KBI, agents were attempting to locate a male subject who was believed connected to a KBI case, and who had arrest warrants. They requested help from KHP troopers to locate the subject.
The man was observed getting into a vehicle that then left the area. At approximately 3:55 p.m., KBI agents and a KHP trooper initiated a car stop near Choctaw and Cherokee in Salina. The driver stopped, and as they approached the car, the law enforcement officers took gunfire from occupants in the vehicle. Two KBI agents and a KHP trooper returned gunfire hitting two male subjects.
Life saving measures were attempted at the scene. Both subjects were transported to area hospitals with critical injuries. No agents or troopers were injured in the incident.
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office was asked to investigate this incident.
As is standard practice, and in accordance with Kansas Highway Patrol policy, the trooper involved will be placed on administrative leave while this case is being investigated by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Also, per KBI policy, the agents will be placed on administrative leave.
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UPDATE: Two people were wounded in an officer involved shooting in Salina late Friday afternoon.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation tells KSAL News KBI agents were conducting an operation in Salina at around 4 p.m. when they were involved in an officer-involved shooting.
Two subjects were shot near Cherokee and Choctaw, and have been transported to the hospital.
The KBI agents were uninjured and no other law enforcement officers present were injured.
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ORIGINAL: A shooting incident that happened late Friday afternoon in west Salina is under investigation.
A large law enforcement presence is in the area of Choctaw and Cherokee. Several agencies are on the scene, and have marked off a crime scene.
Police told KSAL News at the scene a Kansas Bureau of Investigation crime scene team is enroute and will take over the investigation.
The KBI indicated they will release preliminary details soon.