Condition improving for officer injured in Lyons shooting

Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:10 PM CDT
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LYONS, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Monday, Oct. 19, 2020: Eyewitness News is learning more about the man arrested for shooting a Lyons police officer and a Lyons High School teacher. Lyons USD 405 Superintendent Bill Day said 40-year-old Adam Hrabik was a former student and athlete of Coach Brian Friess.

The KBI said Friess called 911 after Hrabik threatened him with a gun. Lyons Police Officer Corey Ryan was the first person to arrive on the scene. Ryan was shot multiple times. The Rice County Sheriff’s Office said Monday (Oct. 19) that Ryan is alert and talking. Coach Friess was also shot. Lyons Police Chief Justin Holiday was also injured and is recovering at home.


Update Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020: According to the Rice County sheriff, Officer Corey Ryan condition is getting better.

He said on Facebook he is alert, and has started to talk.

Police Chief Justin Holiday was also hurt, but he is doing okay.

A GoFundMe page was set up for the Ryan family.

Last night I went and spent some time with Cory and Cami. I have approval from both to share my visit. Cory is doing...

Posted by Bryant Evans for Rice County Sheriff on Sunday, October 18, 2020

Update Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation have identified the officers injured in a shooting that occurred in Lyons Friday afternoon.

Officer Cory Ryan remains in critical, but stable, condition after being shot multiple times. Ryan joined the Lyons Police Department in 2012.

Lyons Police Chief Justin Holliday was also injured in the shooting but sustained minor injuries. He is now recovering at home.

KBI also said that the 56-year-old man that was injured in the shooting is now in good condition and could be released from the hospital as early as today.

A fund has been set up to cover expenses for Officer Ryan and his family at the Lyons Federal Bank. Donations will also be taken at the First Bank in Sterling of the Lyons Police Department.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Update, Oct. 16, 2020: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) released more details Friday night about an officer-involved shooting that left an officer critically hurt and another man in serious condition.

The KBI said the Lyons Police Department received a 911 call around 3:40 p.m. from a man who was being threatened with a gun.

According to authorities, when the first responding officer arrived at 1 Arrowhead Dr. in Lyons, Kan., he was shot by 40-year-old Adam Hrabik, who lived at the residence. Two bystanders saw the shooting and helped get the officer away from the scene. They then drove him to a local hospital in their private vehicle. The officer was then transported to a Wichita hospital where he is currently in critical condition.

Additional officers and deputies arrived on the scene and found a 56-year-old Lyons man outside who had also been shot. He was taken to a local hospital and then transported to a Wichita hospital. He is currently in serious condition. Eyewitness News has learned he is a high school basketball coach.

Numerous law enforcement agencies responded to Lyons to assist. Hrabik retreated into the residence and a standoff ensued. Around 7:10 p.m., the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Special Response Team negotiated him out of the residence, and the Hutchinson and Reno County Emergency Response Team took him into custody.

Hrabik was turned over to KBI agents for questioning. The investigation is ongoing.

Update: A man is in police custody following an hours-long standoff in Lyons. Two people, including an officer, were shot during the incident. Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene. We expect to hear from the police tonight at 9 and 10.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirms it’s responding to an officer-involved shooting in Lyons. There are reports of two men shot, including an officer with the Lyons Police Department. The KBI confirms both men were taken to Wichita hospitals.

Several local departments are also in Lyons, including the Rice County Sheriff’s Office and sheriff’s departments from neighboring counties. Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene to confirm further information about what happened.

Follow live updates as the KBI and Rice County Sheriff’s Office gather and distribute information for us to pass along.

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