A 24-year-old Medicine Lodge man is dead after a shootout with police, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
In a news release Monday, the KBI said that Gary Leon Herd Jr. was fatally shot by a Medicine Lodge police officer as a warrant was being served.
Four officers went to a house in the 100 block of East Robie in Medicine Lodge shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday and were conducting a search when an officer encountered Herd in a bedroom. Herd was holding a handgun.
According to preliminary information gathered by the KBI, both Herd and the officer fired shots. Emergency responders later declared Herd dead at the scene.
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No officers were injured, according to the KBI. KBI agents and a crime scene response team are investigating.
The KBI will complete a “thorough and independent investigation” into the shooting, according to the release. Once completed, the findings will be turned over to the Barber County attorney for review.