Archive for Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tonganoxie police shoot armed man, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office investigating

February 24, 2011

A man was transported to the hospital early Thursday morning after being shot by a Tonganoxie police officer.

Tonganoxie Police Chief Jeffery Brandau said in a statement released Thursday that officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of 12th Street.

"Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, the officers shot an armed individual that is alleged to have been a party to the disturbance," according to Brandau's statement.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., for treatment for a shotgun wound, Brandau said.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office was on the scene Thursday morning and is investigating the incident.

"No further information is available as the investigation is ongoing, and all information is preliminary," Brandau said.

Lt. Billy Adcox, a police spokesman, said the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, which is standard procedure for when an officer is involved in a shooting.

Comments

Hometown 3 years, 1 month ago

Let's not refer to the man shot as the "victim". If the person was part of the disturbance, then they are not a victim.

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12345 3 years, 1 month ago

The only victim I see is the officer that had to shoot the man.

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free2besweet 3 years, 1 month ago

The man shot is a victim until he is proven guilty. The article clearly states the man was 'allegedly' a party to the disturbance. Until proven otherwise he is a gunshot victim and it is appropriate to refer to him as such.

As for the officer being the victim for having to shoot someone. I disagree. That is part of his job if necessary. Something he signed up for. Are our soldiers victims because they shoot people? No. They are just doing their jobs.

The information has been very vague so far. Let's not jump to conclusions until we have the facts.

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