Highway patrol trooper shoots man armed with a machete

Kansas Highway Patrol (KSN photo / Lindsay Cobb)
Kansas Highway Patrol (KSN photo / Lindsay Cobb)

GOODLAND, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating an officer-involved shooting in northwest Kansas.  It happened around 8:10 a.m. on I-70 at milepost 29 about two miles east of Edson.

The caller told police there was a man outside of the vehicle holding a baseball bat.  A KHP trooper responded and found a 2015 Dodge passenger vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. The trooper advised there was one man who was hiding in front of the car. The trooper called for backup. He got out of his car and was rushed by the man, who was armed with a machete. The trooper gave the man several commands to drop the machete, but the suspect continued to advance.  The trooper fired his weapon striking the suspect.  The suspect was transported to Goodland Regional Medical Center and flown to a Denver hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

The KBI was immediately called to investigate.  The trooper was put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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