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Man suspected of shooting at Johnson County sheriff’s deputy surrenders

Authorities in Johnson County are searching for a burglar who fired on a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy shortly after midnight Monday morning. A command post has been set up in the parking lot of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 179th Street and Metcalf Place in Stilwell.
Authorities in Johnson County are searching for a burglar who fired on a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy shortly after midnight Monday morning. A command post has been set up in the parking lot of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 179th Street and Metcalf Place in Stilwell. The Kansas City Star

The man suspected of shooting at a deputy investigating a construction site burglary has peacefully surrendered, according to Johnson County authorities.

The man was arrested around 1:15 p.m., near 175th Street and Nall Avenue.

The incident began just after midnight at 191st Street and State Line Road. After authorities received a call that someone was stealing items from a construction site, deputies spotted a person at the scene. The man fired a shot as a deputy approached him. The deputy was not injured but was unable to return fire, said Deputy Jill Koch with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The gunman fled in an unknown area. Deputies searched a 20-mile area, from 159th to 199th streets and from Metcalf Avenue to State Line Road.

Glenn E. Rice, grice@kcstar.com

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