Man shot by police in Pratt dies in Wichita hospital

November 21, 2018 - 7:35 pm

A man shot by police earlier this month near the town of Pratt has died.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Rene Prieto, 38, died Wednesday in a Wichita hospital, where he had been treated since the shooting on Nov. 13. An autopsy is planned and the bureau says in a brief news release that the investigation continues.

The shooting happened after Pratt police officers responded to a report of a man waving a gun on a street outside a home.

Authorities say Prieto fired at one of the responding officers. Three officers returned fire.

No officers were hurt.

Pratt is a town of 6,700 residents in south-central Kansas, about 80 miles west of Wichita.

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