A Kansas police officer was in critical condition, and a 56-year-old high school basketball coach was also hospitalized with gunshot wounds Friday after a conflict broke out in a small town northwest of Wichita.
A 40-year-old suspect was taken into custody more than three hours after the shooting after he barricaded himself in a nearby home, according to reports. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as Adam Hrabik, reports say.
None of the wounded men were identified.
The incident in Lyons, Kan., Started around noon. 15.40 local time when a man mowing a lawn outside a home was approached by another man who had a gun, Wichita Eagle reported.
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At one point, the suspect shot the coach and the police officer and then walked into his home. According to the newspaper, the officer had fired some shots in return.
The police officer was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle by two private citizens who witnessed the shooting and was later transported to a Wichita hospital, KWCH-TV from Wichita reported.
When more police arrived at the scene – including officers in tactical equipment who arrived in at least one armored vehicle – they found the bus and took him to a local hospital, then he was also transported to a Wichita hospital, the Eagle report said.
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Police convinced the suspect to surrender around noon
Lyons, with about 3,700 inhabitants, is the seat of Rice County and is located about 143 km from Wichita.