Fatal officer-involved shooting in Wellington under KBI investigation

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating following an officer-involved...
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating following an officer-involved shooting in Wellington that killed a suspect.
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 8:42 AM CST
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WELLINGTON, Kan. (KWCH) - One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Wellington Saturday night.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 1111 E. 7th St. in Wellington, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Sunday in a statement.

The Wellington Police Department responded to a disturbance reported at the home. Harley Bagby, a 30-year-old from Wellington, was “tearing the house up,” Bagby’s girlfriend told police.

Officers entered the home, and Bagby walked into the hallway with a large knife, the KBI statement said. Officers instructed Bagby to drop the knife, but Bagby didn’t listen and began walking toward the officers with the knife still in hand.

An officer fired multiple shots, hitting Bagby.

He was pronounced dead by Wellington EMS shortly after 11 p.m.

The officer who shot Bagby has been placed on paid administrative leave. The KBI is investigating the shooting.