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Armed Suspect Deceased After Firing at Law Enforcement

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Monday evening southeast of Crestline after receiving a call about a man pointing a firearm at residents.

Deputies responded to the area and located the suspect driving a truck. 

When deputies attempted to stop the suspect, he fled into a field and began firing upon deputies before exiting the truck, fleeing on foot and continuing to fire at deputies, who returned  fire.

The suspect was located deceased at a tree line.

No law enforcement officers were hurt. 

In accordance with agency protocol for Officer Involved Shootings, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation conduct the investigation.

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