Delphos The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the identity of a man killed in a shootout with troopers near a north-central grain elevator.
The Salina Journal reported that a fingerprint analysis confirmed the man was 56-year-old Larry D. Smith of Delphos.
It all started around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Delphos Co-op in Ottawa County. The patrol says the man was walking near the co-op but ran away when employees tried to approach him. Troopers and sheriff’s officers were called and spotted the man walking near a creek west of Delphos.
Authorities say officers tried to approach the man but he ran again. The Highway Patrol says troopers exchanged gunfire with the man after finding him in a creek bed.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.