LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement authorities on Monday shot and killed a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service who led them on a car chase then pointed a gun at them, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The patrol didn’t identify the suspect, a white man who died at the scene.
The chase started Monday afternoon when Highway Patrol troopers located a man wanted by the marshals near Perry Lake in northeast Kansas, the KHP said in a news release. Troopers pursued the vehicle into Lawrence, where they eventually were able to stop it using tactical maneuvers that caused it to spin and come to a halt.
The patrol said the man got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun in the direction of two troopers and an officer with a local law enforcement agency, and they exchanged gunfire. It’s not clear how many of the officers fired their weapons or which officer shot and killed the suspect.
A second person was in the vehicle and is now in custody.
No officers were hurt. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, which wasn’t involved in the chase or shooting, will investigate. The troopers involved will be placed on administrative leave during the investigation, which is standard practice.