By Associated Press - Friday, July 3, 2020

NEOSHO FALLS, Kan. (AP) - Two sheriff’s deputies have shot an armed 41-year-old man at a campground in a tiny southeast Kansas town following an altercation.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the shooting Thursday afternoon in Neosho Falls occurred as two Woodson County deputies were questioning the man about a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Neosho Falls has about 140 residents about 75 miles (121 kilometers). southeast of Topeka.

The KBI is investigating the shooting and will report its findings to the county prosecutor.

Both deputies fired shots and hit the man, who was taken to an area hospital and then flown to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He underwent surgery for his injuries and is in stable condition, the KBI said.

Neither deputy was hurt.

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