County attorney: Shooting of central Kansas man justified

CANTON, Kansas (AP) — Authorities have determined that a deputy was justified in shooting a central Kansas man.

McPherson County Attorney Torrance Parkins announced Friday the results of a review of the March 31 shooting. The prosecutor’s office said in a news release that deputies went to the suspect’s home near Canton after receiving a report of a battery.

The release said a deputy fired multiple shots after the suspect refused several orders to drop a shotgun and pointed the weapon in the direction of another deputy.

The release says the suspect was struck in the pelvis and survived.

Neither deputy was injured. The release says both deputies were wearing personal body cameras that recorded the shooting. The footage was reviewed as part of the investigation.

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