KBI assisting with investigation into man's death in Stanton County

JOHNSON CITY, Kan. Friday, March 15, 2019

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation releases further information about its assistance on a death investigation in the Stanton County town of Johnson City in far southwest Kansas.

The KBI says a little before 2 p.m. Thursday (March 14), the Stanton County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call requesting an ambulance for a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Upon arrival, deputies found a 39-year-old Johnson County man dead from his injuries.

"The Stanton County Sheriff's Office requested KBI assistance to investigate the death and special agents responded," the KBI says. "An autopsy will be conducted to help determine the cause of death."

The KBI says it believes there is no threat to the public and the investigation into the man's death is ongoing.

At this time, the KBI is only labeling this case as a "death investigation," not a "homicide investigation."

Depending on the circumstances of the incident, death investigations could be homicides suicides, accidental, justifiable homicides such as self defense, or related to medical or other natural causes," the agency explains.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirms it's assisting the Stanton County Sheriff's Office to investigate a death in Johnson City.

The agency did not disclose the nature of that investigation as to whether this is a possible homicide or even if the death is classified as "suspicious."

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office also did not release further information Thursday. the sheriff's office also could not provide a timetable for when it could relay information about the investigation.

As Eyewitness News looks into the nature of the investigation, follow updates on www.kwch.com.