- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is probing the death of a 24-year-old man during a shootout with police in the south-central Kansas’ Medicine Lodge.

The KBI said in a statement Monday that Gary Leon Herd Jr. was fatally shot about 5 p.m. Sunday by a Medicine Lodge officer while a search warrant was being served.

The KBI says an officer fired at Herd when he confronted the armed man in a bedroom, and that the two exchanged gunfire.

Herd died at the scene. No officers were injured.

The KBI says it will do a “thorough and independent investigation” and turn over its findings to Barber County prosecutors for review.


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