OBERLIN, Kansas – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a man who died after a shootout with law enforcement officers in Oberlin has been identified.
KBI special agent Mark Malick says 23-year-old Brian P. Spooner died in the shooting Monday. His last known address was El Dorado but his current home was not known.
Malick says officers were investigating complaints that Spooner was making criminal threats in Oberlin when the confrontation began. Malick said Spooner fired at officers while fleeing from an Oberlin home. The KBI says Spooner fired at officers, who returned fire, killing Spooner.
A Kansas Highway Patrol officer remains on administrative leave while the investigation continues, which is standard procedure.