The Latest: 2 bodies found after wounding of 2 law enforcers
STERLING, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that wounded a Kansas sheriff and undersheriff (all times local):
Authorities have found two bodies in a Kansas home after a standoff that followed the shooting of a sheriff and undersheriff.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the Rice County undersheriff was shot and critically wounded around 5 p.m. Monday after attempting to stop a car north of the small town of Sterling, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Wichita.
The release says the sheriff and a deputy then pursued the suspect to a home in a nearby town, where the sheriff was shot in the leg in an exchange of gunfire.
KSNW-TV reports that a KBI official said at the scene early Tuesday that two men’s bodies were found at the home after a standoff. Authorities haven’t released their identities, but the bureau says there is no risk to the community.
A Kansas sheriff and undersheriff were shot, one during a traffic stop and one during a shootout at a home.
According to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation statement, the Rice County undersheriff attempted to stop a car driven by 37-year-old David L. Madden just north of the Sterling city limits Monday at about 5:10 p.m. Madden, of Alden, had a warrant.
The release says that within thirty seconds of initiating the car stop, the undersheriff radioed dispatch that he’d been shot. He was shot four times and is in critical, but stable condition.
Following that shooting the Rice County sheriff tracked Madden to a residence in rural Rice County, southeast of Raymond. He and another sheriff’s deputy exchanged gunshots with the suspect and the sheriff was struck in the leg. He’s listed in good condition.
Kansas Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Melissa Underwood says law enforcement officers think they have the suspected shooter surrounded at the home.