The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved fatal shooting of a Sun City man.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting Friday, Oct. 6 in Barber County that has resulted in the death of a Sun City man.
According to a KBI press release, the Barber County Sheriff's Office received a call approximately 6:30 p.m. on Friday that a male subject was threatening individuals with a gun outside a bar on Main Street in Sun City. Upon arrival, bystanders told the officers the subject had left the area.
Deputies searched several properties before finding the man in a shed by the residence at 201 West Main Street in Sun City.
When the man left the shed, he did not comply with all verbal commands of the three sheriff's officers on the scene. One deputy fired a less-lethal bean bag round toward the subject, hitting him.
Law enforcement officers and EMS provided medical treatment to the subject, however, despite those efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased man was identified as 42-year-old Steven P. Myers of Sun City.
No law enforcement officers were injured in the incident.
The KBI is conducting an independent investigation into this incident. When completed, the findings will be turned over to the Barber County Attorney for review.