Topeka — An off-duty Wabaunsee County jailer is on administrative leave after shooting a man who appeared to be having car trouble.
Sheriff Doug Howser says the jailer stopped to help a person around 5 p.m. Monday on a rural road near Harveyville in northeast Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the man was shot after the two became involved in an altercation.
The shooting victim was taken by air ambulance to a Topeka hospital for wounds that weren't believed to be life-threatening.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.