FINNEY COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred Thursday afternoon in rural Finney County.
The Finney County Sheriff’s Office and the Garden City Police Department contacted the KBI at approximately 1:20 p.m. Oct. 5 to request assistance following an officer involved shooting. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
Deputies from the Finney County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen just before 11:30 a.m. reporting a male subject who was behaving erratically, and whose vehicle had become stuck on an unmaintained road approximately 15 miles southwest of Garden City.
A deputy from the Sheriff’s Office arrived in the area just before 12 p.m. and located the subject who was armed with a knife, and holding it to his own throat. Shortly after, the subject retreated to his vehicle and locked the doors. A second sheriff’s deputy and an officer from the Garden City Police Department arrived on the scene, and attempts were made to speak with the subject until he emerged from his vehicle and charged toward them. At that time two law enforcement officers, one from each agency, fired at the subject.
The subject was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased is a 29-year-old male from Garden City. No officers were injured.