Police shooting in Sabetha confirmed by state investigators

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The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting in Sabetha Wednesday night around 10 p.m. The incident occurred in the 300 block of N. 9th St. In Sabetha.

SABETHA (KSNT) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has confirmed there was an officer-involved shooting in Sabetha Wednesday night around 10 p.m.

According to the KBI, officers from the Sabetha Police Department and deputies from the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 300 block of N. 9th St. in Sabetha, at approximately 7:45 p.m. for a report of a suicidal subject.

A 38-year-old white male was shot while police were at the scene, at approximately 9:45 p.m. a spokesperson for KBI told KSNT. The man shot was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to Stormont Vail in Topeka.

According to Melissa Underwood, Communications Director with KBI, agents responded to an officer-involved shooting involving the Sabetha Police Department and the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office.

The standoff began between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., according to a neighbor who did not want to be identified. They told KSNT officers asked them to turn their lights off, but eventually asked them to leave their homes because it was not safe.

No law enforcement officers were injured. A male subject was shot. He was transported to the hospital but his current condition is unknown. 

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm