Police shooting of man near Kansas school ruled justified

April 19, 2019 - 7:23 pm

Prosecutors have found that police were justified in shooting and wounding a man believed to have been firing shots near a suburban Kansas City elementary school.

The Johnson County, Kansas, District Attorney's Office made the announcement Friday after reviewing last month's shooting of Dylan Ruffin, 26.

Court records say the shooting happened after he exited a house with a gun as children were being dismissed from Highlands Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District. Extra security was present because shots had struck the school earlier in the day.

As police ordered the man to drop the weapon, parents ran and threw themselves on children. No one else was injured.

Ruffin is charged with three counts of aggravated assault on an officer and discharging a gun in an occupied dwelling.

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