Officials investigating an officer-involved shooting in Council Grove

Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting at E. Main and 7th in Council Grove. (KSN Photo)
Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting at E. Main and 7th in Council Grove. (KSN Photo)

COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. (KSNW) – Officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Council Grove. It happened Thursday morning around 9:45 at Main and 7th Street.

According to a release from the KBI, local law enforcement received reports of shots being fired at a vehicle in Council Grove at 9 a.m. After responding to the scene, additional 911 calls were received at approximately 9:06 a.m. advising that the same suspect was firing a weapon near the intersection of 7th and Main St.

Preliminary information indicates that when officers from the Council Grove Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office arrived at 7th and Main St., they located the armed subject and gave him verbal commands. The subject then fired at officers. A Council Grove police officer returned fire, striking the individual.

The 17-year-old male suspect was first taken to an area hospital and transported to a Topeka hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

The Morris County Sheriff, Council Grove Police Department, and the KBI are on the scene. The investigation is ongoing.