Man killed in officer-involved shooting in southeast Kansas

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Published: Oct. 23, 2020 at 5:39 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported its response to investigate a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened a little before 1:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 23), south of Independence. The KBI said the shooting that left one man dead, happened during a traffic stop involving the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The KBI says, just before 1:00 p.m., someone called 911 to report being robbed at gunpoint at the Regal Inn in Coffeyville. Around 15 minutes later, a KHP Trooper found a vehicle that matched the vehicle connected with that robbery.

Troopers attempted to stop that vehicle, which had a female driver and a male passenger.

The KBI says the passenger, identified as 32-year-old Wesley Jordan of Arkansas, fired shots at Troopers. Troopers returned fire and the two fled the scene.

They eventually came to a stop on 3600 Road, where the KBI says a Trooper shot Jordan as he was exiting the vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 26-year-old woman from Coffeyville, was arrested.

The KBI said no officers were injured. The agency said it would release further information as the investigation progresses.

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