Barber County Sheriff: Person dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound following chase, standoff

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BARBER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Sunday February 24, 2019

A person is dead following a standoff situation and chase in Barber County Sunday afternoon.

The Barber County Sheriff's Office says the incident started around 4:30 p.m. near Medicine Lodge and ended off 281 near the Pratt County line.

The person involved in the incident died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The sheriff's office says no officers were injured and no equipment damaged in the incident.
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A Barber County standoff situation has ended.

Ian Hawkins, who lives in Sawyer, says a man led officers on a chase Sunday. Hawkins, a firefighter in Sawyer, followed the incident through his emergency radio for more than an hour.

Barber County dispatchers confirmed that deputies were involved in a standoff situation but could not give us any other details.

The incident ended off highway 281 where witnesses say the subject crashed just before reaching the Pratt County Line.

Hawkins believes the standoff and chase situation started around Medicine Lodge.

According to The Gyp Hill Premiere, no officers were injured during the chase or the shooting.

Eyewitness News has reached out to the Barber County Sheriff's Office for more information regarding the condition of the subject who was involved and what led up to the incident.