OBERLIN, Kan. — Authorities say a northwest Kansas sheriff’s deputy has shot and wounded a man who pointed a handgun at another deputy.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened Thursday night when the deputies responded to a domestic situation at a rural home. A Decatur County dispatcher reading from a news release said Friday morning that the deputies encountered a man holding a gun when they arrived.

The release says the man pointed the gun at one of the deputies, and the other deputy fired his weapon. The wounded man was taken a hospital, and his condition isn’t known. The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will handle the investigation.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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