KBI investigates officer-involved shooting in southeast Kansas


LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Kansas authorities say police serving a search warrant fatally shot a man they encountered inside a Chetopa home in Labette County.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in news release that the Chetopa Police Department was serving a search warrant at about 12:15 a.m. Monday after receiving a tip of possible drug activity.

The agency says three officers entered after announcing their presence. The KBI says one officer fired three shots after encountering an armed man and officers quickly left the home.

A 25-year-old woman exited the home after officers called for the occupants to come out.

Police found 38-year-old Scott Souders inside suffering from gunshot wounds with a rifle near him. He was declared dead at the scene. Souders lived at the residence.

The KBI says it is investigating.

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