Salina police hold conference to talk about shootout with suspect

SALINA, Kansas – Salina police held a press conference Thursday following a shootout with police that happened at a park Wednesday.

It all started about 2:30 p.m when officers were sent to a home near Centennial Park for a domestic disturbance.

They were talking to the woman involved when they say a man, identified as 45-year-old Jose Carillo, fired at the cops.

“As he was walking towards the park, Carillo removed the blanket from the object he was carrying and revealed a rifle. Carillo began firing at the detective and then turned his attention to the uniformed officers and fired at them,” said Salina Police Chief Brad Nelson.

Carillo was wounded when an officer shot back.

The other officers sought cover behind a tree.

“The detective is the only police officer who fired his weapon during this incident. The detective is a 19-year-veteran of the department and has been placed on administrative leave per department policy,” said Nelson.

Police and the KBI were at the scene late into the night and early Thursday morning combing for evidence.

Police will be taking Carillo into custody once he is released from the hospital.

“Carillo is still being treated for his wounds and charges will be pending,” added Nelson.

During the exchange of gunfire, two vehicles, one police car, a fence and an outbuilding sustained damage. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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