KBI identifies man killed in Junction City officer-involved shooting

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. Update Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identifies the man killed in an early Tuesday-morning officer-involved shooting outside the Junction City Walmart Neighborhood Market as 23-year-old Peter James Robbins, of Fort Riley.


Update Tuesday, 2:15 p.m: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says is is investigating Tuesday morning's fatal officer-involved shooting.

The KBI says the shooting happened early Tuesday morning outside the Walmart store on the west side of the city.

Junction City police contacted the KBI at about 1:30 a.m. to request assistance after the shooting.

"The preliminary information indicates that officers from the Junction City Police Department were dispatched to conduct a welfare check at a residence on the west side of Junction City at approximately 12:45 a.m.," the KBI says. "Soon after arriving at the residence, another call came in reporting an armed disturbance only a few blocks away at the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 1723 McFarland Rd., Junction City."

Officers from the Junction City Police Department and the Geary County Sheriff's Office responded to the parking lot.

"Once they arrived, they located a male subject armed with two handguns on the sidewalk north of the parking lot," the KBI says. "The male subject was given commands to drop his weapons. The confrontation escalated further and four law enforcement officers from two agencies fired at the subject."

The KBI says the man shot by officers was pronounced dead at the scene. The man is described as a 23-year-old from Fort Riley.

"His identity will not be released until next of kin has appropriately been notified," the KBI says.

No officers were injured in the incident.


One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Junction City.

The Junction City Post reports from the Junction City Police Department's public information officer that the KBI has been called in to assist in investigating the fatal shooting that happened overnight. The PIO says no officers were injured in the incident that happened a little before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Junction City Police tell the Post the incident began with officers attempted to conduct a welfare check. Further information on what led up to the shooting has not been released.