Man killed in officer-involved shooting in SE Kansas

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The KBI is investigating after a fatal officer-involved shooting in Labette County in Southeast Kansas.

According to the KBI, officers with the Chetopa Police Department served a search warrant shortly after midnight Monday morning. They had received information about possible drug activity at the home.

After knocking and announcing their presence several times, the KBI says three officers entered the home and made their way around in an attempt to determine if anyone was home.

The KBI says the first officer inside the house encountered an armed man, and fired three shots.

All three officers left the home and took cover. The Labette County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist.

Officers called for the people inside to come out. A short time later, a 25-year-old woman came out and reported the only other person still inside the home was the man they previously encountered and that he required medical attention.

The KBI says police re-entered the home and found a man, later identified as 38-year-old Scott Souders, suffering from gunshot wounds. The KBI says there was a rifle near him.

EMS was called in, but Souders was pronounced dead at the scene.

No police were hurt in the incident.

The KBI will investigate the incident and report their findings to the Labetter County Attorney for review.