Suspect dead after shooting sheriff's deputy in southwest Kansas

July 19, 2020 - 8:36 am
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Authorities say a man was found dead after he shot and wounded a Kansas sheriff's deputy who was investigating a domestic disturbance. 

Gray County Undersheriff Jeff Sharp told KSN-TV that when deputies responded early Saturday to the scene near Cimarron in southwest Kansas, a woman told them that a man may have injured himself with a firearm. While law enforcement was investigating, shots were fired from the basement of the home injuring one officer in the lower leg. He was transported to Western Plains Regional Hospital in Dodge City with non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition. 

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says at 1:40 Saturday afternoon, law enforcement entered the home and found the male suspect dead.

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