A McPherson police officer fatally wounded a Kanopolis man who charged at police after a hit-and-run collision early Wednesday afternoon in McPherson, authorities said.
The man killed has been identified as 56-year-old Timothy Ronald Lloyd. The McPherson Police Department released his name in a news release Wednesday evening on its Facebook page.
The events leading to Lloyd’s death began about 1 p.m. Wednesday when a collision was reported at the intersection of Maxwell and Kansas in McPherson, according to information posted on the McPherson Police Department’s Facebook page. The suspect vehicle fled south on Maxwell, and calls to 911 indicated the vehicle was abandoned near the 1900 block of South Maxwell, authorities said.
Officers responded to the scene, and the suspect charged at an officer, who fired multiple shots, police said. Lloyd was hit more than once and was taken to McPherson Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Representatives from the McPherson Fire Department, McPherson County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Highway Patrol are assisting McPherson police in the case. The KBI is sending agents and a crime scene response team to McPherson County, agency spokesman Mark Malick said.
McPherson police said on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that the 18-year-old woman whose vehicle was struck in the hit-and-run was taken to McPherson Hospital in fair condition. She was treated and released, McPherson police said in the news release.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the day’s events to contact McPherson police at 620-245-1200 or McPherson County Crime Stoppers at 620-241-1122.
Contributing: Amy Renee Leiker of The Eagle