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Officer-involved shooting reported in Ellsworth County

Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Ellsworth County.

The Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that an incident had occurred, but Sheriff Tracy Ploutz declined to provide details Thursday evening.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation, he said. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported on Twitter that it was “assisting” with the investigation.

The Ellsworth County Attorney is expected to release details on Friday, Ploutz said.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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