A sheriff’s deputy in McPherson County, Kan., fatally shot a man Thursday afternoon, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Agents from the KBI are investigating the incident. They have not identified the man who was killed.
The shooting occurred while two deputies were trying to serve an arrest warrant in a rural part of the county in central Kansas, about 190 miles from Kansas City.
According to the KBI, the deputies were placing the man under arrest when he began to fight them. One deputy attempted to subdue him with a Taser, but the man continued to resist arrest.
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He punched one deputy numerous times in the face, then physically assaulted the second deputy, according to the KBI.
When he began striking the first deputy again, the second deputy shot him.
The deputies performed first aid until an ambulance crew arrived. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The incident was recorded on video, which the KBI is reviewing as part of its investigation. The county attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.