FORT SCOTT, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting near Fort Scott National Cemetery.
The KBI says a Bourbon County sheriff’s deputy shot at a pickup late Thursday. The vehicle wrecked but the driver was not hit by gunfire.
A preliminary investigation found the incident began when a Bourbon County deputy tried to stop a pickup after it ran a stop sign. The trooper and Fort Scott police officers gave chase but eventually pulled back.
The KBI says when the truck was spotted later, the driver struck a Fort Scott police vehicle and drove toward the Bourbon County Sheriff’s deputy, who was outside his vehicle. The deputy fired toward the truck, causing the wreck. The suspect, a 51-year-old man from Nevada, Missouri, is being held in the Bourbon County jail.